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  • Troops left to fend for themselves after Army was warned of flaws in rifle

    02/21/2014 3:26:13 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 126 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Army Senior Warrant Officer Russton B. Kramer, a 20-year Green Beret, has learned that if you want to improve your chances to survive, it’s best to personally make modifications to the Army’s primary rifle — the M4 carbine. (snip) Warrant Officer Kramer has been dropped into some of the most ferocious battles in the war on terrorism, from hunting Islamists in the mountains of northern Iraq to disrupting Taliban opium dealers in dusty southern Afghanistan. He was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery in Operation Viking Hammer to crush the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam in Iraq. The warrant officer...
  • Plane Parts found to be substandard

    03/03/2008 6:56:02 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 17 replies · 193+ views
    The Washington Tmes via Airport Business.com ^ | March 3, 2008 | Tom Ramstack
    <p>Outsourcing by aircraft manufacturers has resulted in substandard parts being built into commercial airplanes that carry thousands of passengers daily, according to a government report.</p> <p>Major manufacturers such as Boeing Co., General Electric Aircraft Engines and Bombardier/Learjet often cut costs by allowing foreign suppliers to make airplane components, but do not adequately supervise the quality of their subcontractors' work, said the report this week from the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general.</p>