Pentagon Blasts Barack's War Story

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New York Post
February 23, 2008 By Post Wire Services
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon yesterday cast doubt on an account of military-equipment shortages mentioned by Barack Obama in the latest debate with Hillary Rodham Clinton.
During the face-off Thursday, Obama said he had heard from an Army captain whose unit had served in Afghanistan without enough ammunition or vehicles.
Obama said it was easier for the troops to capture weapons from Taliban militants than it was "to get properly equipped by our current commander in chief," President Bush.
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said, "I find that account pretty hard to imagine."
"Despite the stress that we readily acknowledge on the force, one of the things that we do is make sure that all of our units and service members that are going into harm's way are properly trained, equipped and with the leadership to be successful," he said.
Obama said the captain was the head of a rifle platoon, which should have had 39 members, but 15 were sent to Iraq, so the unit deployed to Afghanistan had 24 soldiers.