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‘FUTURE’ ARMY WRONG FOR URBAN FIGHTS

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by Noah Shactman

The U.S. Army is betting $92 billion that the wars of the future should be fought with smaller, lighter, more manueverable vehicles. But some military officials and defense contractor executives are saying that that these technology-laden Future Combat Systems (FCS) are too weak to withstand urban conflicts, like the one currently playing out in Iraq.

Like the Humvees of today, which are being shredded by rocket-propelled grenades and roadside bombs, the FCS vehicles won’t have enough armor to withstand heavy assaults, critics tell Jane’s Defence Weekly. And that could expose troops to greater danger.
Tanks, for instance, will be…

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