I ate my wafer...


Four wheels bad, two tracks good

Several summers ago, while spending most of my days deep in the gruntwork of programming LabView Vi's, I read a great deal of Military History in my free time. Anyway, I happened to read several books about Armored Calvary in Vietnam. Anyway, as a resault, I was interested to stumble on the current criticism of the US Army's wheeled armor (Up Armored Humvees and LAV's) in Iraq. Besides those who claim that there is a vast conspiracy involved, there seems to be a strong consensus that the military has been fed a high priced and vulnerable replacement for the Vietnam era M-113. It really sucks to think that a substantial fraction of the soldiers killed and wonded in Iraq might have been saved by spending LESS money.