A Few Minor Details
Similar to the body armor issue, we have "money and politics" interfering with saving soldier's lives. Seems that Israel is way ahead on using a system called Trophy, to knock RPG's out of the air before they reach their target. Unfortunately, the Pentagon has a contract with Raytheon for 70 million. What's it mean? Soldiers denied the proper equipment or the latest available technology to protect themselves. The Israelis system is ready now, the Raytheon system will not be ready for 5 years! Will the soldiers get the latest and greatest to protect themselves? No, they will continue to get killed in battle because of priorities for Donald Rumsfield, "money and politics"!
Next, we have an incredible story of experiments they are starting on Veterans for PTSD related problems. After injections of natural stress hormones on mice they are ready to immediately jump to testing on humans. I guess the Government is getting desperate to save money on Veteran's benefits. Damn, I feel sorry for the Veteran volunteers.
September 18, 2006
Guest post by Phil L.:
Posted by Mike at 9/18/2006