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Kilt Shortage Forces Scottish Troops to Share

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Kilt Shortage Forces Scottish Troops to Share

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Kilt Shortage Forces Scottish Troops to Share

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Here's one more challenge for the coalition of the willing. Thousands of Scottish soldiers must deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan without their kilts. Soldiers of the Royal Regiment of Scotland no longer wear kilts into battle. Presumably, there's no good Kevlar kilt. But troops do wear them for ceremonial occasions. And a contracting mix-up caused a shortage. There's only one kilt for every fifteen soldiers. So, for now, the troops have been ordered to share.

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Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with one more challenge for the coalition of the willing. Thousands of Scottish soldiers must deploy for Iraq or Afghanistan without their kilts. Soldiers of the Royal Regiment of Scotland no longer wear kilts into battle. Presumably, there's no good Kevlar kilt. But troops do wear them for ceremonial occasions. And a contracting mix-up caused a shortage. There was only one kilt for every fifteen soldiers. So, for now, the troops have been ordered to share. It's MORNING EDITION.

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