The U.S. Army issues sub-standard armor to their troops. When soldiers purchase their own armor from a better supplier, they are ordered to take it off and leave it behind, or face losing their benefits, especially their life insurance pay-outs.
The Army says they've tested the other armor and found it wanting. Secret reports, however, reveal that the Army's own official armor actually is the one that is failing to protect soldiers from fatal wounds.
Sounds to me like they're trying to protect someone's cushy supply contract, which they signed under questionable circumstances. Of course, that's only my opinion.
(see also: "Soldiers Ordered to Shed")
Putting our boys in unnecessary danger while they fight is Un-American. Let's hope that God's justice will hold sway.