The Challenges of Procuring Body Armor Thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq lack the body armor needed to resist certain bullets used by insurgents. The reason: a bottleneck in procuring the new wave of bulletproof vests. A top Pentagon procurement official explains what's been taking so long.
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The Challenges of Procuring Body Armor

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The Challenges of Procuring Body Armor

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The Challenges of Procuring Body Armor

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Thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq lack the body armor needed to resist certain bullets used by insurgents. The reason: a bottleneck in procuring the new wave of bulletproof vests. A top Pentagon procurement official explains what's been taking so long.

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Col. Thomas Spoehr, director of materiel on the Army Staff