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Pentagon spends $1.5 million
to develop its own jerky

Washington Guardian, by Phillip Swarts

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/25/2012 5:35:06 AM

The Defense Department´s Foreign Comparative Testing program is supposed to study weapons and combat technology and determine the appropriate gear for U.S. troops. That usually means testing body armor, batteries for battlefield electronics and mine-clearing systems. But the program strayed from its normal work recently to study the culinary skill of turning thin strips of beef into jerky. The goal, officials say, was to make a beef jerky that was more like a Fruit Roll-Up -- tastier and cheaper -- than than the traditional grocery store fare. The project, however, cost taxpayers $1.5 million and is unlikely to improve battlefield performance.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 11/25/2012 5:43:53 AM     (No. 9032715)

Psst! 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/25/2012 5:47:32 AM     (No. 9032718)

Yes, the DoD can stand a little cutting without the world coming to an end. They are no better than any other government agency when it comes to wasting the taxpayers money.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/25/2012 6:37:00 AM     (No. 9032740)

Well,look at the bright side,at least it wasn´t tofu jerky.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nerdowell, 11/25/2012 6:58:26 AM     (No. 9032748)

Worrying about 1.5 million on soldiers food?

Who was it said: "An army marches on its stomach"?

As long as the army doesn´t intend to take over manufacture, I have no problem.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bmw50, 11/25/2012 7:26:14 AM     (No. 9032763)

I can tolerate 1.5 million for better food for our soldiers than the millions spent feeding Obama supporters at the White House.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 11/25/2012 7:53:03 AM     (No. 9032789)

#1 - These guys used to be in business, but I think the name musta hit a nerve...

http://www.bestbeefjerky.org/2009/07/big-bull-jerky-sweet-onion.html

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Reply 7 - Posted by: realrep, 11/25/2012 8:32:07 AM     (No. 9032813)

Follow the money. Which dem donor receivd the contract to do this? Sounds like ´spreading the money around.´

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JimS, 11/25/2012 9:02:37 AM     (No. 9032852)

And how many $-millions have been wasted shuttling The Fraud around in his personal AF1?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 11/25/2012 9:02:49 AM     (No. 9032853)

#7, that was also my first thought and I think you nailed it. Whoever wins this contract will be some minority inner city group of Obama worshippers. We will see much more of this. Taxes redirected to democrats only.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/25/2012 9:09:56 AM     (No. 9032859)

Did you know the tin can was invented for Napoleon´s army? I am not unhappyy this is being done by DOD to make the troops food better, safer, more consistent .

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Reply 11 - Posted by: right-turn, 11/25/2012 1:20:37 PM     (No. 9033212)

They already have their own jerky. In the White House.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: veritas, 11/25/2012 1:36:49 PM     (No. 9033229)

#3: Halal tofu jerky is surely in the pipeline....

#6: Thanks.

#7: Why, that´s s-o-o-o suspicious!

#11: See #1.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/26/2012 1:28:27 AM     (No. 9033821)

The gov is the biggest hypocrite.

What about that fiscal cliff ? Oh, you say that´s for US, but not you ?

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