The Associated Press has a piece on the Marines and their problems with getting new types of equipment.
Notably, the following excerpt is enlightening:
Of more than 100 requests from deployed Marine units between February 2006 and February 2007, less than 10 percent have been fulfilled, the document says. It blamed the bureaucracy and a “risk-averse” approach by acquisition officials.
Those of us here who write for this blog all have background in the military and we all know what its like in the receiving (or shall I say the unreceived) end of things like this
Marines, I am proud to say, have always been good in making as much as possible with the little it has been given
Still, I hope some internal review and solution could be implemented to address the above concern