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To: Echo Talon

That's doctrine. Iraq is a non-doctrinal battlefield (so is Afghanistan and so was Somalia). Who cares what it was intended for-the real question is: what is it being used for? Buy the vehicle with steel plate and ballistic glass so that it resists small arms fire. If a better alternative exists (i.e. the South African vehicle with the v shaped hull) buy it instead. GIs are suffering because the HMMWV is a POS.


82 posted on 03/24/2006 4:10:22 AM PST by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal.)
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To: plustaticman; murdocj

A Stryker vehicle with 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, provides security while other soldiers conduct an area reconnaissance mission through the town of Rawah, in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq, March 16, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Young

M1127 Stryker Reconnaissance Vehicle

83 posted on 03/24/2006 5:10:40 AM PST by Cannoneer No. 4 (Our enemies act on ecstatic revelations from their god. We act on the advice of lawyers.)
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