Troops Issued Boots Made in China

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Troops Issued Boots Made in China
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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 10:03am

Have you heard about this story yet?  An airman deployed to Afghanistan was given Chinese-made boots by his division.  He refused them, and has taken the issue to lawmakers.

http://militarytimes.com/news/2012/10/airforce-boots-100412w

I'm not entirely surprised that the DOD's comment was to decline:

“We’ll wait until we get any communication from members of Congress and then respond appropriately to them,” Defense Department spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin said in an email.

Are your family members being issued supplies made in China?