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In some posts it discusses how our military is bogged down,,,,I disagree one of the greatest feats of the modern military is to overcome dangers by adaptings and changing technics and using our great inovative ideas to move ahead,,,

and by the article it is clear that our procurement process is starting to adapt as well...

Buffalo Roams Military Supply Routes
The distinctive shape of the Buffalo means minimal risk of damage from the detonation of improvised explosive devices and significant protection for the soldiers in the vehicle.
http://www.defendamerica.mil/articles/sep2005/a090705la1.html

on the lighter side:
Soldiers Build Playground for Iraqi Orphans
Innovative troops turn scrap metal into playground swings and slides for the children of a Kirkuk orphanage.
http://www.defendamerica.mil/articles/sept2005/a090105wm2.html

And Just for Disagreeable: ( and any other anti- military people)
Active duty recruiting. The Army (102%), Navy (103%), Marine Corps (102%), and Air Force (104%) met or exceeded its recruiting goals in August.
Active duty retention. All services met or exceeded their overall retention goals for August and are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.
Reserve forces retention. For August, Army National Guard retention was 103 percent of the cumulative goal of 29,472,
Adapt Overcome....not look, whine, surrender..

sorry Dis but you were wrong again this month,,,,,
 

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Steve said:
In some posts it discusses how our military is bogged down,,,,I disagree one of the greatest feats of the modern military is to overcome dangers by adaptings and changing technics and using our great inovative ideas to move ahead,,,

and by the article it is clear that our procurement process is starting to adapt as well...

The Bush Bunch sent our troops into Iraq without their heavy armored vehicles to save a few bucks. Don't blame this fiasco on procurement. Hundreds of young men are dead or mained because they were using HumVs to escort conveys. HumVs are the replacement for a Jeep! They were never meant to be battle vehicles. We've now spent millions putting armor on a piece of equipment that wasn't built to be armored! Unreal.

[And Just for Disagreeable: ( and any other anti- military people)
Active duty recruiting. The Army (102%), Navy (103%), Marine Corps (102%), and Air Force (104%) met or exceeded its recruiting goals in August.
Active duty retention. All services met or exceeded their overall retention goals for August and are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.
Reserve forces retention. For August, Army National Guard retention was 103 percent of the cumulative goal of 29,472,

Your numbers out of context don't mean anything. The Army has increased the signing bonus, lowered the maximum age for enlistment, shortened the length of enlistment, and dipped into their delayed enlistment pool. Back in June they lowered their enlistment goal so they could meet it! They may have met their goals for August. They may meet their goals for the year, but they'll pay next year for taking those delayed entries now.

Adapt Overcome....not look, whine, surrender..

sorry Dis but you were wrong again this month,,,,,

Keep on spinning, Steve, while the death toll mounts, our dollars go into the pockets of Bush appointed politicians and crooked contractors. If you don't mind subsidizing Iraqi gasoline prices at 5 cents per gallon while we're paying $3, that's ok with me. Bush's oil buddies are getting rich off of Americans either way. Personally, it makes me mad.
 
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