Gates: Mraps Save 'thousands' Of Troop Lives

The Defense secretary says the armored trucks designed to withstand bomb blasts have saved "thousands of lives" in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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  • Gates: MRAPs save 'thousands' of troop lives
    "Thousands and thousands of lives have been saved and multiples of that in terms of limbs," he said. The Pentagon's Joint Program Office for MRAPs estimated that as many as 40,000 lives have been saved -- 10,000 in Iraq and 30,000 in Afghanistan.
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