Rush to Armor Humvees for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

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NPR's Mike Pesca explains the lack of armored vehicles for U.S. soldiers in Iraq, highlighted Wednesday when a National Guard soldier challenged Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the issue at a news conference in Kuwait. The U.S. military is currently rushing to armor Humvees heading for combat zones, but transport and supply trucks may remain vulnerable.

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