What is always amazing about whistleblower stories is that people doing the right thing often gets them punished or terminated. A story from last week relates the experience of an ex-Marine, who at the time was a civilian science advisor in Iraq. He recognized the threat posed to Marines by improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which in 2006, where causing two-thirds of American casualties.
Humvees were insufficiently armored to protect their occupants during an encounter with an IED, so he began to argue for more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) trucks. His superiors "brushed aside his concerns."