Pentagon sees possible funding for lighter MRAP


By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The Pentagon may include some "placeholder" funding in a supplemental war budget for fiscal 2009 that could be used for new mine-resistant trucks that could be sent to Afghanistan, the department's chief weapons buyer said on Thursday. Defense Undersecretary John Young said no decisions had been made, but military commanders were citing an urgent need for armored trucks that could be used in rugged terrain. Some work is already under ...

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