Thursday, February 3, 2011

Silk Underwear May Protect Soldiers from IEDs

"Talk about a sensitive mission: The Army is experimenting with heavy silk underwear to find a way to protect soldiers' groins and abdomens from bombs that they step on in Afghanistan, where militants have been planting improvised explosive devices by the thousands. Protection of troops' lower bodies has become a priority in the past year as more soldiers and Marines patrol on foot to push out Taliban fighters and protect villagers, the Pentagon says." 
Read the rest of the article in "1st-class protection for privates", USA Today, February 3, 2011.

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