The Nation

Classified Pentagon reports show that the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, whose $11.5 billion in funding is being questioned by Congress, was severely damaged by anti-tank weapons during testing. Information about the $1.6-million special armored troop carrier, 6,332 of which the military plans to deploy, was obtained through interviews and report summaries. The 1984 and 1985 tests showed that anti-tank weapons could penetrate the carrier armor and hit ammunition caches, triggering explosions.

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