Area 417 Plight For Armour Echoed by NY TIMES

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August 14, 2005 <---->
U.S. Struggling to Get Soldiers Improved Armor
For the second time since the Iraq war began, the Pentagon is struggling to replace body armor that is failing to protect American troops from the most lethal attacks by insurgents.

The ceramic plates in vests worn by most personnel cannot withstand certain munitions the insurgents use. .... tens of thousands of soldiers are still without the stronger protection because of a string of delays in the Pentagon's procurement system.