The Michigan firm Trijicon, who holds a $660 million weapons contract with the US military adds biblical inscriptions to the weapons they provide for the Afghanistan war.
The company’s vision statement published on their website reads: “Guided by our values, we endeavor to have our products used wherever precision aiming solutions are required to protect individual freedom.” And one of their values reads: “Morality: We believe that America is great when its people are good. This goodness has been based on biblical standards throughout our history and we will strive to follow those morals.”
Al Jazeera found troops in Afghanistan using guns with the inscriptions.
While a US military spokesman said that as long as the weapons continue to serve the needs of US troops they will continue using them, General Petraus criticized the inscriptions.
Trijicon has since sent 100 removal kits to scrape off the words and vowed to end the practice.