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Congress urges Pentagon
to buy American

Washington Times, by Kristina Wong

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/24/2012 12:23:10 AM

Congressional Republicans and Democrats sent an irate letter Tuesday to a Pentagon official requesting that the U.S. military issue uniforms made in America, not China. The letter to Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, urges compliance with the Berry Amendment, which requires the Pentagon to give preference to U.S.-made goods in its procurement practices. “Recently, however, DOD has started circumventing this policy by issuing cash allowances for soldiers to purchase their own training shoes,” states the letter, which was signed by 52 members of Congress.

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Funny how 0bama forgot to mention this in the debate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/24/2012 12:37:30 AM     (No. 8956945)

The military can be directed to integrate homosexuals into the daily routine but has to be requested to provide uniforms made in America?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/24/2012 4:11:41 AM     (No. 8957060)

They're also getting prisoners to make uniforms,cutting the private sector out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/24/2012 8:44:18 AM     (No. 8957483)

Folks don't get sucked into this one. I have been part of buying military boots. There are very few boots that are made in America and a lot of those that are Berry Amendment compliant are made in countries outside the USA that are on our trade list.

As I type this I am wearing boots made by New Balance made in Korea that I bought myself becuase they are cheaper, better built and way more comfortable than my issue boots.

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