It seems a bunch of current military gear is showing up for illicit sale online. I’m not really surprised, given how shoddy the military’s bookkeeping is. Investigators found F-14 parts as well as hazardous materials suits and accessories for sale on eBay and Craigslist. I don’t think Craig would approve.
They guess the stuff was stolen from the Defense Department, but it seems they really only started a real inventory two years ago and in those two years have catalogued only 20,000 items. Really now. I think there are a lot of guys on their third tour in Afghanistan who would love to get their hands on a cushy detail like that. Counting bullets? Better than dodging em.