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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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I don't understand why so many here are resistant to our dumping the hummer in favor of another vehicle like the RG-31 (which I always thought was the Buffalo, but I guess not-they are South African made though, right?).

There is no good reason why we have to stay with a vehicle that doesn't do the job as well as an alternative. All of our vehicles should come with at least some steel plating and ballistic glass. Why is that reasoning defective? War requires adaptation and we shouldn't be so wedded to doctrine that it hurts us.

I don't care what the hummer was "intended" for, it is vulnerable in the mission that it has. Other vehicles can carry out the same mission that the hummer has doctrinally and are less vulnerable in other capacities. Every day soldiers roll out the gate more vulnerable than they should be, but many on this thread seem not to care so much about that as they do about retaining our hummer fleet (WTF?!?)

87 posted on 03/24/2006 7:10:22 AM PST by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal.)
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