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New off-road military vehicle for Afghanistan looks solid as hell

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After watching Generation Kill, my anxiety for our troops went up quite a bit. War is an ugly business to begin with, but when you’re driving around a battlefield in an unarmored Humvee with electrical problems, it tends to look even uglier. Afghanistan is still an extremely hairy theater, and the vehicles they’ve had over there over the years (years, people) just weren’t cutting it. So the Pentagon had some new ones drawn up which are just now starting to deploy. And buddy, they are some serious-looking pieces of machinery.

Danger Room has a detailed write-up which I won’t duplicate here, but I have to say I’m glad these are headed over there. I don’t think it’s political to say that no matter the popularity of the war, our soldiers deserve the very best support we can give them, and these should have been standard years ago.

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