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  • n  protective covering made of metal and used in combat
  • n  a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
  • n  tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
  • v  equip with armor

  • American troops in Iraq have become masters of improvisation, like bolting jury-rigged armor to humvees to shield themselves from sniper fire and shrapnel.
  • Unlike welded armor, cast armor has no seams of uncertain toughness.
  • The vast majority of injuries are to arms and legs left vulnerable even as body armor is protecting vital organs.
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  • Donald Rumsfeld in USA Today
    You can have all the armor in the world on a tank, and a tank can be blown up,Rumsfeld replied. "You can have an up-armored Humvee and it can be blown up."
  • Alexander Stubb in FOXNews
    Alexander Darchiev, Russia's charge d'affairs in Washington, said Georgian soldiers were "not withdrawing but regrouping, including heavy armor and increased attacks on Tskhinvali."
  • Harry Reid in International Herald Tribune
    In a letter to the president on Wednesday, Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, said that "thousands of the new troops" being sent into Iraq would "apparently not have the armor and equipment they need to perform the...

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