The barking-at-the-moon lunatics who are against government provision of any goods and services that private citizens will buy themselves if they are put under enough duress, will be very pleased to see this latest privatisation in America. Marines’ families have been asked to provide service-people with equipment:
Besides the essential flak jacket with steel "trauma" plates, the shopping list for the young Marine included a Camelbak (water pouch), special ballistic goggles, knee and elbow pads, a "drop pouch" to hold ammunition magazines and a load-bearing vest.
For those of us who think that there are some things that Government should do, and that equipping their soldiers properly is one of them, this is a complete outrage. I don’t understand why politicians are not being held to account.