Saturday, May 07, 2005

Military Equipment

As a LTC in the US Army Reserves, I have an interest in the type of equipment we have when we go to war. I read the articles in the MSM blaming the current administration, and even Secretary Rumsfeld personally, for equipment shortages created during the Clinton administration.

So having assigned the blame, you would think the MSM would run (and the N&O would pick up the story) a piece on equipment fielding success. Yet I have seen no wider distribution of the WSJ editorial from Friday explaining how Congressional Republicans pushed through the Rapid Acquisition Authority bill that will allow us to rapidly field a device used to jam IED signals. Nancy Pelosi bravely abstained on the vote.