US general doubts adequacy of vehicle used in Iraq


By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - A senior general has told the U.S. Army leadership a military vehicle relied upon heavily in Iraq is not sufficiently protecting troops, but the Army said on Tuesday it was satisfied with the reinforced Humvee. Gen. Larry Ellis wrote in a memorandum to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker that U.S. commanders in the field believed the "up-armored" Humvee -- a fortified version of the vehicle -- "is not providing the solution the Army ...

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