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Pentagon Boosts Ability to Rescue
Men Overboard or Behind Enemy Lines

Time, by Mark Thompson

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/11/2014 4:27:44 AM

For those wearing U.S. military uniform, there are few things worse than falling off a warship, unless it’s becoming stranded behind enemy lines on a battlefield. Both are scary, potentially fatal events — and something the Pentagon is trying to fix. The Defense Department announced a pair of contracts Thursday aimed at helping to rescue such lost souls. The Navy is buying what it calls “Man Overboard Indicators”— miniature radios, basically — that transmit a water-activated alarm when a sailor falls off a ship. The objective of the program “is to outfit each ship with a system capable of alerting the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/11/2014 6:45:35 AM     (No. 9687777)

NOW they´re worried about rescuing military members? What a laugh. This must be a demonrat election ploy because incompetent demonrats rule the whole shebang which got our members killed in the first place.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 1/11/2014 9:48:29 AM     (No. 9688022)

"falling off a ship"?!
oh.. Time..
need go no further..

i wonder how many of our men fell off ships while the Klintons had them picking up trash on Kalifonia beaches..
(does the article address Blackhawk Down or getting them murdered in Benghazi)


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Reply 3 - Posted by: bullhead, 1/11/2014 12:10:51 PM     (No. 9688237)

Both devices are needed to improve service member location and rescue capabilities.

From the column... "Not to be outdone, the Air Force is paying Boeing $7 million..." Implied is that this is wasteful spending because the AF doesn´t want to be "outdone" by the Navy.

The is a typically liberal swipe at the military. I would expect no less from Time magazine.


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