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US stance on armor disputed

Company says vehicle orders waiting for OK

By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / December 10, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- Despite Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld's assertion that the military is outfitting Humvees with armor as quickly as possible, the company providing the vehicles said it has been waiting since September for approval from the Pentagon to increase monthly production by as many as 100 of the all-terrain vehicles, intended to protect against roadside bombs in Iraq. (Full article: 1282 words)

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