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"Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up-armor our vehicles?"
SPECIALIST THOMAS WILSON, of the Tennessee National Guard, to U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in a town-hall meeting with soldiers at Camp Buehring in Kuwait; later a reporter revealed that he had prompted Wilson to ask the question

"You go to war with the Army you have. They're not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time."
DONALD RUMSFELD, in response to Wilson

"The result has...

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