Citing Production Issues, Biden Says DOD Should Push for Billions More in MRAP Funding

By Marjorie Censer / September 5, 2007 at 5:00 AM
The Bush administration should request at least $15 billion more for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in fiscal year 2008 to ensure contractors can produce as many as the Pentagon can put to use in Iraq, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) contends in a letter sent to Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Biden writes that he is particularly concerned about the lead time that must be provided to MRAP producers. Companies contracted to build MRAPs have told his staff that they need...

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