Strykers and the Army's Heavy Brigade Shift
Eight years of war in Afghanistan and six years in Iraq has forced a transformational change in how our ground forces are equipped for conflicts. Prior to 9/11, the U.S. military still required large, heavy, armored and mechanized infantry units to meet the needs of symmetrical warfare with an organized and well-equipped power. The U.S. military was already in a partial transformational mode with the transition from division sized forces to combat brigades. The concept of smaller, more mobile...
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