Hulking Humvee lacked protection for troops
Army Staff Sgt. Tom Davis never saw the bomb that destroyed his Humvee as he rounded a corner in Ramadi just a week into his second tour in Iraq in 2006.
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#1 Feb 12, 2010
the HUMMER was to replace the jeep... the jeep was a mode of transportation and not intended to be an attack vehicle... the 113 was more of an attack vehicle with dismounted troops as well as a mode of transportation... the 90's destruction of military ''research and development'' is instrumental in the lack of ''troop protection'' on its vehicle.. like rumsveld said '' you go to war with the army you have and not the one you would like''.. the innovation of the MRAP is the result of the reestablishment of ''research and development'' by the bush/cheney/rumsveld era.. my son was in ramadi during the same period as this brave army staff sgt.. my son had 3 hummers destroyed by IED's with zero purple hearts.. just luck of the draw????
#2 Feb 12, 2010
Maybe if the TROOPS would stay home and mind their own damn business they would not get blown up.
Our troops deserve...no MRAPS or HUMVEES...they should walk.
Maybe then they can be as tough as the enemy.
We will be outlasted in this war easily....the USA is broke and borrowing, this war is a disgrace
#3 Feb 12, 2010
The only ones who got armored humvees was the Haliburton mercenarys.
#4 Feb 15, 2010
Inprovments were turned down while the bush/chenny camp was in control.
#5 Feb 15, 2010
So who came up with the Armor Survivability Kit, FRAQ 5, Marine Armor Kit, Vehicle Emergency Escape windows, started the MRAP program, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, and Future Tactical Truck Systems programs?
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