New US armored trucks are symbolic targets-general

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By Andrew Gray ABERDEEN, Md., Aug 24 (Reuters) - New armored vehicles that give extra protection to U.S. troops in Iraq are becoming symbolic targets for insurgents, the top military officer in charge of acquiring the vehicles said on Friday. The Pentagon says the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, which have V-shaped hulls to disperse the impact of bomb blasts, will save the lives of many U.S. troops and is rushing them to Iraq. But Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan ...

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