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New DoD IG Report Still Finds Equipment Short
Survey of 1,100 Finds Inadequate Supply of Force-Protection
01/31/2007 4:54 PM ET
AMERICAblog has written about Rep. Louise Slaughter's (D-NY) press release regarding a DoD Inspector General's report made public this week, which identified persistent equipment shortages for personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

From the report's executive summary:

".... Based on responses from approximately 1,100 Service members, they experienced shortages of force-protection equipment, such as up-armored vehicles, electronic countermeasure devices, crew-served weapons, and communications equipment. As a result, Service members were not always equipped to effectively complete their missions...."

Read full report here. dod_ig_equipmentaudit_1_25_07.pdf

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