Military took a year to fill ‘urgent’ equipment request.

The Marine Corps “waited over a year before acting on an ‘priority 1 urgent’ request to send blast-resistant vehicles to Iraq.” As Danger Room notes, “the request for over 1,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles came in February, 2005. A formal call to fulfill that order did not emerge until November, 2006.” Approximately 1,373 U.S. soldiers have been killed by roadside bombs in Iraq.