Gates: Lack of speedier wartime solutions due to estimation of shorter war

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates explained Thursday that…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates explained Thursday that the Pentagon’s slow response to wartime challenges such as protecting troops from roadside bombs and improving medical treatment may be partly due to the fact that the DoD estimated a much shorter war.

Gates elaborated on three areas where he has pushed for speedier solutions to battlefield issues: More pilotless surveillance drones, more bomb-resistant vehicles and improved treatment of the wounded.  For more details on this, click here and return back to comment.

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