Sunday, December 12, 2004

Rumsfeld Gets An Earful...Again.

After Rumsfeld was questioned by troops in Kuwait, complaining of a lack of body armor on vehicles, Rumsfeld said that the military is outfitting Humvees with armor as quickly as possible. Rumsfeld continued, saying it was “a matter of physics, not a matter of money,” adding that the Army was “breaking its neck.” to get more armored vehicles to the troops. As it turns out, not really.

Robert Mecredy, the head of the aerospace and defense unit at Armor Holdings, saying “We’re prepared to build 50 to 100 vehicles more per month.” Executives at Armor Holdings said all they would need is the go ahead from the Pentagon.

About half of the 1200 plus US soldiers who have died in Iraq have been killed by roadside bombs and rocket propelled grenades.


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