The critical drip pan vulnerability

Earmark Puts $17,000 Pans on Army Craft

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/19/us/politics/behind-armys-17000-drip-pan-harold-rogerss-earmark.html

Tom Wilson, who owns Phoenix Products, defended his company’s pans as better constructed and more durable than others on the market. Asked what made them so costly, he declined to discuss specifics, saying that disclosure of the company’s custom design could help competitors or even aid America’s enemies. [emphasis mine]

Mr. Wilson appears to be of the opinion that oversight of wasteful spending means the terrorists win. He may have a point, considering how intently Taliban militants and al-Qaeda operatives have been studying the critical drip pan vulnerability in our Black Hawks.

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