Nothing like cutting corners on the protection of the troops. Especially when the proper equipment is said to cost more than "future" vehicles not even made yet. That's right, in a war that is already going to cost in the trillions, the military bureaucrats treated the safety of our troops
as a financial threat to programs aimed at developing lighter vehicles that were years from being fielded.Or maybe it was a threat to future military contracts that bureaucrats in D.C. were worried about?
The study's author also says,
"While the possibility of individual corruption remains undetermined, the existence of corrupted MRAP processes is likely, and worthy of (inspector general) investigation."There's no business like war business!