"HOUSTON — Senior managers for U.S.-based defense contractor KBR rejected
the advice of their own security advisers in April 2004, ordering their truck
drivers to speed through a 5-mile (8-kilometer) combat zone in Iraq to deliver
jet fuel to the U.S. military, according to a newspaper investigation."
There are two sides to this that I can understand. One is that the fuel does need to be supplied to the army, if the trucks drive too slow and the driver or the truck becomes a target and doesn't get through, the fuel isn't delivered. On the other hand, at all times vehicles should be driven with care towards civilians and troops.