Hear Report and Interview Below
Despite being aware of the MRAP vehicles and the protection that the vehicles offered, the civilian leadership in the Pentagon refused to provide U.S. troops with the units until recently. If U.S. soldiers had these vehicles a few years ago, when they were requested, hundreds of lives could have been saved. Instead, U.S. troops were sent to Iraq with Humvees that lacked basic protection.
Listen to Story and Interview with Blake Morrison (USA Today writer and author of MRAP report), Courtesy of KMOX Radio.
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