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Outstanding Quote

May 9, 2009

This is from Lt. Gen. Edgar Stanton at the Pentagon on the Army’s new budget:

It may be that we need — the QDR process yields a decision for more Strykers, more Stryker Brigade combat teams, and therefore we would need to purchase more.

Something we have proposed all along as a proven replacement for the over-budget and needlessly-complicated FCS program. The Stryker is a perfect example of warfare off the shelf, based as it is on a Canadian LAV design. Such is the future of military platforms, as the revolution in warfare passes to the computer gadgets and robot drones, which can be built and deployed quickly, often in months, compared to decades long procurement cycles of industrial age vehicles, planes, and warships.

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