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Plain Greed and soldiers suffer
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 Counterfeit electronic parts from China are "flooding" into critical U.S. military systems, including special operations helicopters and surveillance planes, and are putting the nation's troops at risk, according to a new U.S. Senate committee report.
 A year-long investigation conducted by the Senate Armed Services Committee found more than one million suspected counterfeit parts made their way into the Department of Defense's supply chain and were bound for use by "critical" military systems, according to the 70-plus-page document released Monday. In addition to Navy helicopters and surveillance planes, the parts were slated to be put into the Air Force's newest cargo planes.
 "The failure of a single electronic part can leave a soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine vulnerable at the worst possible time," the report says. "Unfortunately, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts has made it a lot harder to prevent that from happening."
 Chinese companies were identified as the "primary source" of the counterfeit goods and the Chinese government was criticized for its alleged disinterest in cracking down on counterfeiting there. The report said that Chinese companies take discarded electronic parts from all over the world, remove any identifying marks, wash and refurbish them, and then resell them as brand-new a practice that poses a "significant risk" to the performance of U.S. military systems.
 But the committee also pointed a finger at the Pentagon and U.S.-based defense contractors that rely on "hundreds of unvetted independent distributors."
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Re: Plain Greed and soldiers suffer
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 03:31:33 AM »
The cost of making anything now in the US is so high they are resorting to buying shit from anyone, just to get the parts they need. We all know why it cost to much here.
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Re: Plain Greed and soldiers suffer
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 01:24:20 PM »
its just business. china does not care about our people and the large corperations like boeing who provide our government with these tools are only concearned with profits. our government works for these huge power hungery corperatations. they do not care about military casualties or death their only concearn is more power and more money.i dont belive it would cost to much here to make our own stuff if our government would stop dealing with the crooked business eleite. but that will not happen untill the people catch on stand up for their country and do somthing about it.

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Re: Plain Greed and soldiers suffer
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 04:49:49 AM »
Stiffcat......one word. UNIONS   They were needed years ago but not now.
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