Friday, December 7, 2007

Marines trim request for MRAP vehicles....

I read that the Marines plan to buy fewer bomb-resistant vehicles than planned. The Marine Corps' requirement for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles would drop from the planned 3,700 to about 2,400 the AP reported. About a month ago, Marine Commandant Gen. T. James Conway said he was concerned his force was getting too heavy. An Independebt study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments questioned wheather the Pentagon was buying too many of the vehicles, which can cost as much as $1 million each. If one American Service man dies because of the lack of equipment it's an outrage.....!

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