Okay, there was a widely ignored story in the Financial Times and the Houston Chronicle claiming the US government was asking for private-sector help to alleviate a shortage of military small-arms ammunition. If it's true, it would seem to point to a massive planning blunder in the US Dept. of Defense.
I couldn't get the NY Times link without paying for it but by reading the other link the answer is no there is no shortage, and no there is not a "massive planning blunder" and no, they are not looking for "help". They are planning and doing their jobs. They are projecting
that the current contractor will not be able to meet demand and are seeking to solve the problem before it affects anyone. That is logistics The "help" they are seeking are additional contactors. You make it seem like they are looking for donations. . BTW most of the ammo is being used up for training, not combat. It takes a lot of ammo to train and mobilize units as they get ready to replace units in Iraq and Afganistan. Despite what you might think, the vast majority of troops in either theater will never have to fire their weapon in combat. However all of them will have fired hundreds or thousands of rounds in training before they even arrive in theater.