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May 18th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Army trying to find 44,000 defective helmets

(CNN) – The Army says thousands of combat helmets being worn by our troops overseas are defective. The company that made them is under investigation, accused of cutting corners and compromising the safety of our soldiers. Our Chris Lawrence has the report.

Filed under: Business • Military
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  1. ronvan

    And I continue to say: BRING ALL OF OUR MILITARY HOME! Fighting in countries that could care less about our soldiers, just want our money! Cannot get their "stuff" together to take care of themselves!
    SUPPORT the terrorists within their borders! The ones REALLY supporting these "trumped up" wars are the ones making the $$$!
    Soldiers having multiple, multiple, tours are being mentally destroyed!
    NO normal human being can withstand the horror of a combat, bullets flying, bodies being blown apart, environment over and over!
    We NEED to reinstate the draft, build our military back up, and put them INSIDE OUR borders! I am so tired of the its in our "national security" interests. Bull! If we cannot protect ourselves inside our country then we have already lost!

    May 19, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    I wouldn't worry about the Federal Government finding 44,000 defective helmets. With the horrific Republican Bush-Cheney Patriot Act laws, the federal government has no problem in locating someones bank account and draining it to pay for a 20 dollar IRS past due tax bill.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  3. howie

    which one of Cheney's buddies owns THAT company?? was it another "no bid" contract??? ask our kids to go fight 2 sham wars then give them junk to protect themselves with, all in the name of profit.... what a great system we have... we should all be proud of capitalism, see how good it works...

    May 18, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  4. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Im sure all the troops would like to come home and turn them in .

    May 18, 2010 at 9:07 am |