Soldier Protection NPR's Richard Harris reports one of a U.S. soldier's best lines of defense in Iraq is also one of the most cumbersome: protective suits to guard against chemical attack. The suits are heavy enough to slow down the fittest soldier and hot enough to bring on fainting.
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NPR's Richard Harris reports one of a U.S. soldier's best lines of defense in Iraq is also one of the most cumbersome: protective suits to guard against chemical attack. The suits are heavy enough to slow down the fittest soldier and hot enough to bring on fainting.