Thursday, January 15, 2004

Lack of Body Armour Cause of More Death

From CNN International:

Sergeant Steve Roberts, 33, was shot in the chest and killed in an attack in Iraq last March. His widow Samantha revealed Thursday that he left an audio diary in which he called supplies to soldiers a "joke."

If at least one story of a UK soldier getting killed due to lack of proper body armour made the headlines, I'm sure that there are many (hundreds, thousands?) of cases of U.S. soldiers going into battle unprepared and paying the consequences for it - sometimes the ultimate consequence.

Another equipment shortage article for the Brits to worry about. This one is only about an amputation due to lack of equipment - not as exciting as a 'death-by-lacking' story, but still, it will continue to add pressure on Hoon to resign.

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