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Marine Corps issued flawed armor

Christian Lowe of the Marine Corps Times used the Freedom of Information Act to show that "the Marine Corps issued to nearly 10,000 troops body armor that government experts urged the Corps to reject after tests revealed critical, life-threatening flaws in the vests." The Marines obtained about 19,000 pieces of armor from Point Blank Body Armor Inc. that failed government tests, with a Marine program manager signing a waiver to permit their use. The story prompted the service to issue recalls for the vests.

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