Military Gives a Second Look to Armored Trucks

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Mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles have been rushed into production by the Pentagon to replace Humvees in Iraq. Triple the size of Humvees, these MRAPs are designed to resist roadside bombs, the most common killer of American soldiers in Iraq.  But some in the Pentagon worry that the vehicles are arriving too late and will be particularly ineffective in counter-insurgency tactics. We get two perspectives. 

Credits

Guests:
Peter Spiegel - Financial Times - @SpiegelPeter, Robert Scales - US Army (retired)

Host:
Lawrence O'Donnell

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis