Phil Carter, who has been keeping an eye on the Interceptor body armor issue, has another post on the subject.
The Pentagon jump-started the procurement of this body armor a few months ago, and there appears to be no feasible way at this point to make the production lines move any faster. At this point, December 2003 may be the best that our military-industrial complex can do in terms of a delivery date for these pieces of equipment, and soldiers couldn’t even buy these items faster if they wanted to with a personal credit card.
The government seems to have jumped all over this, at least since the story went public. Ten out of ten for style, but minus several million for good thinking. Why didn’t they think of this during the year-long rush to war?