Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Military Knew in 1994 That Humvee was a "Deathtrap"

A new inspector general's report says Army and Marine Corps officials knew nearly a decade before the invasion of Iraq that the Humvee vehicle was a "deathtrap" even with armor added to protect it against roadside bombs. After the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and Somalia operation in 1994, reports distributed throughout the Army and Marine Corps "urged the development of armored vehicles to avoid the devastating effects of roadside bombs and land mines, but the Pentagon failed to act." Read more.

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