Wednesday, Sep. 28th 2011

Future Combat System Discarded

Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute recently wrote in Forbes a great piece entitled How the Army Missed Its Chance To Modernize. Among the attempts at modernization discarded was the Future Combat System mentioned in Intelligence Wars: Lessons From Baghdad.

Thompson provides a succinct history of how the Army ended up with a lot of war-worn and damaged equipment as wars in Iraq and Afghanistan apparently enter their final stages and have no replacements on the horizon.




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