The United States military said Wednesday that it would deliver less than half the number of blast-resistant trucks to Iraq by year’s end than planned.
A Pentagon spokesman, Geoff Morrell, said 1,500 vehicles, rather than 3,500, would be delivered because of the time it takes to equip them with radios and armaments and then deliver them by sea. He said the Pentagon was now trying to cut that time to 30 days from 50.
Three years into the insurgency and there is still a lag in getting the proper equipment. Sadly, it isn’t even on Waxman’s List.