A Killer in the Ranks

A Killer in the Ranks

Non-combat military deaths, injuries, and property damage in Iraq are being blamed on unsafe electrical systems. While electrical pros try to fix the problems, the Pentagon, Congress, and contractors point fingers.

Of more than 4,000 U.S. military deaths recorded in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, two, in particular, have haunted the halls of Congress, corridors of the Pentagon, and boardrooms of civilian military contractors in the past year. But the names of Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth and Staff Sgt. Christopher Lee Everett haven't echoed for the usual reasons.

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