First we sent our men and women into combat without armoring the vehicles in which they patrolled.
Now tests reveal that the M4 carbine, standard issued to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, failed in dust tests conducted at the military testing facility in Aberdeen, Maryland.
The Army, of course, defends the use of the M4. But the facts speak for themselves.
Whether one supports or opposes the war in Iraq, we should all be in agreement that we want to properly equip our troops so they arrive home safely. The M4, apparently, does little to guarantee their safe return.