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    Default The MRAP litmus test ..

    Curious what can be divined about the future direction of the Army by their impending decision about what to do with the MRAPs?

    Members of Congress are carefully watching to see how the Pentagon deals with the MRAP troop carriers in Afghanistan, part of a $45 billion urgent effort to build a fleet of armored transports to deflect lethal roadside bombs. The military does not want to pay for hauling them home and fixing them if they are not relevant to future wars. Likewise, officers do not want to scrap them or give them to Afghans or other allies and then have to buy them again if needed in the future.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/wo...16870/iz9Qz9Kw
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    Default Thanks to Davidbfpo

    Department of Homeland Security getting Army MRAP's, there are 2,700 less the Army has to deal with.

    As one would expect, tales of DHS buying 2,700 MRAPs from the Army have inflamed the government conspiracy corners of the blogosphere. Just do a quick Google search of the term DHS MRAP and you can see for yourself
    http://killerapps.foreignpolicy.com/...oes_have_mraps
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    That must be a quite efficent use of scarce resources...
    ... "We need officers capable of following systematically the path of logical argument to its conclusion, with disciplined intellect, strong in character and nerve to execute what the intellect dictates"

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