Marine Corps Finding Ways to Work Around Limits of Industrial Base

Fein, Geoff
October 2005
Defense Daily;10/19/2005, Vol. 228 Issue 11, p7
Market Research Report
This article reveals that the limits of the U.S. defense industrial base have required the Marine Corps to look at alternatives for how it equips troops in Iraq, with everything from night vision devices to Humvees, according to a Marine Corps official. An examination of equipment in Iraq showed the Marine Corps had more gear in theater than they had imagined. William Catto, Commanding General-Marine Corps System Command, pointed out the density of equipment the Marine Corps possessed for Operation Iraqi Freedom.


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