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http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/09/gannett-defense-delays-mortars-092812/ Pentagon delays mortars sought by commanders By Tom Vanden Brook - USA TODAY Posted : Friday Sep 28, 2012 8:15:08 EDT WASHINGTON β€” Additional weapons that Navy SEALs and Green Berets desperately need to defend themselves in far-flung outposts in Afghanistan apparently are being delayed, according to documents and officials familiar with the equipment. At issue is a mortar system that uses a computer to drop explosives quickly and accurately on enemy fighters who assault small forts. Insurgents with rocket-propelled grenades can outgun American special operations forces there. An urgent plea for 20 of the mortar systems was approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in January, yet no new weapons have been sent as of late September. The Pentagon says it is β€œin the process of acquiring and fielding t...

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