posted on Jul, 5 2007 @ 03:04 AM
I'm sure there was talk of this with the British army too a while back.
The same was said then as i'm sure will be said by the US soldiers.....
"These will just be taxis for officers!"
This has always been the case. The hieracrchy will see the best gear a long time before the frontline troops do.
I remember asking a scientific advisor to the army why he had the lastest flak jacket and combat clothing when he worked out of a desk in the safe HQ
at Lisburn, N.I, whilst i was making do with inaffective gear whilst getting my ass shot and bombed off most days in Crossmaglen!
I think he was too busy to answer.
Heres hoping that the troops that need these vehicles actualy see them one day, otherwise it will be a sour afterthought when burying the many more
casualties that are to come.