A version of this article appears in the September 1 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. After offloading spare equipment to state and local police organizations for years, a military program is facing heat for police use of hand-me-down Humvees and body armor during the recent protests of a shooting death of a teenager in suburban St. Louis. Over the last four years, the Pentagon transferred at least $2.2 billion in military gear to state and local governments. That includes ...


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