Military Body Armor

Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and military officers answered questions from reporters and discussed the… read more

Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and military officers answered questions from reporters and discussed the further steps the committee would take on the issue of the safety of military body armor. They spoke in the Russell Rotunda after the committee met to receive a closed briefing from Pentagon officials on the safety standards of the armored vests issued to the troops in Iraq. The witnesses discussed an Armed Forces Institute of Pathology study on the Interceptor Body Armor System. Sergeant McNerney wore the body armor.

The witnesses were: Maj. Gen. Stephen Speakes, director of force development, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army; Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, deputy for acquisition and systems management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology; Maj. Gen. William Catto, commanding general, Marine Corps Systems Command; and Col. Paul Cordts, director of health policy and services, Office of the Surgeon General of the Army. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
190688-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 11, 2006
Last Aired:
Jun 29, 2006

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  • Jan 11, 2006 | 5:38pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 11, 2006 | 10:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2006 | 1:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2006 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 29, 2006 | 12:39am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 29, 2006 | 4:39am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 29, 2006 | 9:37am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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