UPDATE 1-Pentagon sees rising mine-resistant truck needs

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(Adds updated Pentagon figures) By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. commanders in Afghanistan have asked for more mine-resistant trucks, which could boost the number of vehicles the Pentagon will purchase above 15,374, the Defense Department said on Wednesday. The Pentagon has about 12,000 so-called Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles under contract, including Tuesday's $2.6 billion order. The department's total requirement remains 15,374 despite a ...

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