Monday, February 18, 2008

Bond & Biden Team Up For Probe

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."

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