U.S. Troops To Get Silky Boxers For Safer Combat

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Not only are US troops getting new helmets, but ‘ballistic boxers’ are also on the list to protect the privates’ privates. CNN reports:

Next month, the Army is going to start sending the “ballistic boxers” to soldiers in Afghanistan, and the Marines intend for each of their troops there to have four pairs of the “protective undergarments,” as they are formally known, before the end of the year.

The heavy silk boxers, which look like shorts that professional cyclists wear, won’t stop a bullet or shrapnel from an IED. But the silk can stop small projectiles like those kicked up by an explosion.

“It is expected to prevent fine sands and particles that are thrown up by explosives, so that the tissue wounds are cleaner, less ragged and easier to treat,” said Lt. Jamie Larson, a Marines Corps spokesperson. And since the silk is treated with antimicrobial agents, the boxers help protect injured troops from wound infections.

[Continues at CNN]

15 Comments on "U.S. Troops To Get Silky Boxers For Safer Combat"

  1. ‘can’t though this’

  2. ‘can’t though this’

  3. ‘can’t though this’

  4. Hadrian999 | Aug 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm |

    for soldiers those guys have some chicken legs, when I was in the army i had monster calves from running almost every day and walking everywhere with body armor and full battle rattle

  5. Hadrian999 | Aug 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm |

    for soldiers those guys have some chicken legs, when I was in the army i had monster calves from running almost every day and walking everywhere with body armor and full battle rattle

  6. Hadrian999 | Aug 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm |

    for soldiers those guys have some chicken legs, when I was in the army i had monster calves from running almost every day and walking everywhere with body armor and full battle rattle

  7. Hadrian999 | Aug 19, 2011 at 5:20 pm |

    for soldiers those guys have some chicken legs, when I was in the army i had monster calves from running almost every day and walking everywhere with body armor and full battle rattle

  8. Anonymous | Aug 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm |

    Good work Disinfo, this only happened 5 years ago.

  9. Good work Disinfo, this only happened 5 years ago.

  10. Anonymous | Aug 20, 2011 at 1:46 am |

    Thats what Bradleys are for!

  11. this is what happens when you take away dont ask dont tell.

  12. this is what happens when you take away dont ask dont tell.

  13. Hadrian999 | Aug 21, 2011 at 12:00 am |

    and it’s not even a picture of U.S. Troops

  14. Hadrian999 | Aug 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm |

    and it’s not even a picture of U.S. Troops

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