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Old 05-18-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: in my imagination
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note*While the Army has ordered soldiers to turn in their personally owned Dragon skin, that's the body armor it issues to protection details covering high value targets like Senators and foreign diplomats.




Quote;For troops in the line of fire, body armor can spell the difference between life and death.

Brig. Gen. Mark Brown, who oversees body armor for the Army, told NBC, “The body armor that we issue to our soldiers today is the best in the world. Bar none. It’s proven by live-fire testing, and it’s proven in combat.”

But is it really the best?


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.

The Army’s current body armor is called Interceptor. NBC News tracked down the man who designed Interceptor a decade ago, Jim Magee, a retired Marine colonel:

LISA MYERS: What is the best body armor available today in your view?

JIM MAGEE: Dragon Skin is the best out there, hands down. It's better than the Interceptor. It is state of the art. In some cases, it’s two steps ahead of anything I’ve ever seen.

the rest of the story here....
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18720550/
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:30 AM
 
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Default Spreading the wonderful news about a new non profit foundation for American soldiers

David H Brooks has recently started a foundation for wounded and handicapped American soldiers.


David H brooks has started this non profit foundation for all of those heroic Americans who have served and sacrificed in the name of freedom overseas and protection here at home.
David H Brooks foundation is a non profit organization that is geared towards helping American Soldiers and the extra help they need when they come back home.

- Health Care
- Medication
- Counseling
- Physical Therapy
- Housing Assistance
- Aiding the families of disabled survivors

and so much more...

All of this is made possible by the private funding of founder David H. Brooks, the Foundation for America's Wounded Heroes continues to touch hearts and lives every day.

David H. Brooks Founder DHB Industries has managed to save thousands of lives over the years of developing body armor technology and has developed an ongoing lifesaving legacy.

Over the years David H. Brooks has managed to develop cutting edge body armor technology and innovative solutions for the military and law enforcement professionals alike.

David H. Brooks is also involved in a humanitarian mission in Malawi in Africa offering generous donations to help aid the grief stricken areas, he also donates generously to multiple charities, and has managed to save a non profit organization “Ogen Shabbos” which helps thousands of homeless and needy people daily.

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[url=http://www.davidhbrooks.com]The David H Brooks Foundation[/url]
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Perhaps the answer is removing them from harms way. Should they have to go tyo war , protect them. Don't send them to war so the VP can exercise his stock options.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Perhaps the answer is removing them from harms way. Should they have to go tyo war , protect them. Don't send them to war so the VP can exercise his stock options.
Very, very, very good point. For those of you that do not know Cheney has been sitting on 350,000 options of Haliburton dated b4 year 2000. Conflict of intrest...Ya Think?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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One wonders if this story isn't just PR by the armor company involved.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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Army Refutes Dragon Skin Claims
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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The army has a vested interest in keeping its soldiers alive - dead soldiers means more training costs to replace them.

NBC has a vested interest in dead soldiers - higher numbers means more stories about how terrible the War in Iraq is going, and more viewers.

Also, NBC wouldn't have broadcast this story if their conclusion was "Well, yes, actually soldiers are wearing the best available." No broadcast means no return on investment. No return on investment means the employees who came up with this angle are less valuable to the company. Less value to the company means they might lose their jobs.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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This is so 2 years ago.
Dragon Skin has significant flaws. The NBC story is sensationalism at it's worst.
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