Sens. Kit Bond and Joe Biden have teamed up to ask for an investigation of whether top military officials failed to act on requests for bomb-resistant vehicles in Iraq because they didn't want to derail other projects.
USA Today has the story.
A report by Marine science adviser Franz Gayl asserts that procurement officers needlessly delayed responding to a February 2005 request for 1,169 MRAPs to protect troops from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, that were destroying their Humvees.
"This gross mismanagement … is inexcusable," Bond said in a statement. "The military needs to take a hard look at (Gayl's) report detailing the bureaucratic delays of life-saving equipment to our troops."