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Resource ID: #22439
Subject: Military
Source: Marine Corps Times (Springfield, VA)
Date: 5/16/05


U.S. Marine Corps purchased about 19,000 supposedly bullet-resistant protective body armor vests from production lots that were failed by government testers for production flaws that made them less resistant to bullets. The Corps sent more than 5,000 of those vests to troops in Iraq and recalled them just days before this story ran.

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