Well here's a story that illustrates how the military uses the millions of dollars that we give them for the safety of our troops. The latest weapon in this arsenol? A HUMVEE that will withstand IED attacks? No. A way to discover and disarm car bombs? No. Try bulletproof underwear. Thats right, protection for the loins.
"I MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) and 10th Mountain Division forces are sustaining significant injuries to the genital, perinea, and femoral artery areas as a result of combat operations and improvised explosive devices," a recent Marine Corps solicitation reads. "The loss of forces due to these types of injuries has a significant impact on the unit's combat effectiveness and their ability to sustain operations. Based on analysis in theater, ballistic underwear will drastically improve casualty recovery and reduce secondary infections."
Is this a legitimate protective device, or, a monumental waste of taxpayer money? And why haven't they produced a vehicle that is impervious to those IED's yet?