More Boots on the Ground
The Army has ordered 165,000 pairs of waterproof, harsh-weather combat boots at a price of $13 million.
At $78 a pair, that’s a pretty good deal on Gore-Tex boots; I paid something like $130 back in 1989. Of course, they weren’t standard issue then, either.
Presumably, though, this means the Army expects to have quite a large number of soldiers in an environment calling for said boots.