Military Works to Improve Armoring for Vehicles in Iraq Only 25 percent of the medium and heavy military trucks hauling fuel, supplies, etc. along Iraq's dangerous highways have armor protection. The military is working to remedy this using steel plates, but the weight of the plating can slow down trucks, making them an easier target. NPR's Vicky O'Hara reports.
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Military Works to Improve Armoring for Vehicles in Iraq

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Military Works to Improve Armoring for Vehicles in Iraq

Military Works to Improve Armoring for Vehicles in Iraq

Military Works to Improve Armoring for Vehicles in Iraq

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Only 25 percent of the medium and heavy military trucks hauling fuel, supplies, etc. along Iraq's dangerous highways have armor protection. The military is working to remedy this using steel plates, but the weight of the plating can slow down trucks, making them an easier target. NPR's Vicky O'Hara reports.