West-Central Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton says he is closely monitoring the conditions of American soldiers still stationed in Iraq. Skelton says he has heard concerns from parents and other members of Congress that the Army isn’t supplying soldiers adequate amounts of food and water. Skelton says the problems disclose that the military didn’t adequately prepare for post-war Iraq. Skelton says he has met with Army officials about the rations soldiers are getting. Army officials have assured Skelton that soldiers are being supplied with three liters of bottled water a day, plus water purified on site. They are entitled to one hot meal and two Meals, Ready-To-Eat each day, with some getting three MREs, because they are in remote places and can’t get hot meals. There are 150,000 American troops still stationed in Iraq.
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