Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Chairman of Joint Chiefs: Not enough armored vehicles for surge troops

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace admitted to the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday equipment will be a problem when U.S. forces in Iraq are increased.

During testimony over the $481.4 billion fiscal 2008 defense budget, Pace said the military has about 41,000 armored vehicles in Iraq -- fewer than will be needed "to cover all of the troops that are deploying."

Pace said it will be July before enough equipment is in place.

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