Pentagon Sent Exploding Guns to Troops

Posted November 18, 2015 at 10:25am

“The US military sent thousands of deficient machine gun parts to soldiers and Marines at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Pentagon knew for years that defective parts, which can cause guns to explode, were being shipped to troops,” according to Motherboard .  

“Investigative journalist Damien Spleeters spent a year obtaining previously unrevealed documents through the Freedom of Information Act, reviewing thousands of pages of Department of Defense audits, studies, quality deficiency reports, contracts and correspondence, and court records related to this issue. He also interviewed dozens of current and former military officials and manufacturers’ employees, quality control and weapons experts, and veterans, including an Army soldier whose machine gun blew up on him on the Fourth of July 2010 while stationed in Afghanistan.”