The Huffington Post cites a Yahoo News article by former soldier who served in Iraq. He tells the tale of a soldier who joined the march to Baghdad wearing a flak jacket that his mother found for him on Ebay. And what advertisement do you suppose shows up alongside that article?
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Those ad robots do some funny things at times. A more sophisticated robot would have changed the Clothing image to a flak jacket.
It is remarkable how US soldiers have to outfit themselves, given what we're spending on this war. A marine who took part in the invasion told me that he bought a consumer GPS device at Best Buy before he shipped out. He said it was much more convenient and user-friendly than the government-issued mil-spec GPS, which was large and heavy and had a clunky user interface.