Monday, May 21, 2007

Are U.S. soldiers wearing the best body armor?

In a segment aired on may 20th 2007, NBC looked at the possibility that current body armor used in Iraq by US forces is not the best possible. An interview with the army shows their reluctance to properly test what seems to be a better and safer alternative: Dragon skin.

[From MSNBC] "
An NBC News investigation — including independent ballistics tests — suggests there may be something better called Dragon Skin. Military families and soldiers have tried to buy Dragon Skin believing it offers better protection. But the Army banned the armor last year even before formally testing it."

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