Wednesday, October 28, 2009

When it seems simple it probably is not

Everyone has heard this
ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan — More than six years after sending the first Stryker armored vehicles into desert combat, the Army has decided that it’s probably a good idea to start painting them tan so they will blend in with the environments in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Well geez - how lame is that?  Of course, it's not that simple.

  • The Strykers were only sent to Afghanistan a few months ago.
  • Not everything in Afghanistan is desert. A lot of the fighting happens in 'green' areas.
  • A lot of fighting in Iraq is in urban terrain.  Brown or green, it's a 17-ton vehicle driving down the street. It's going to be noticed.

Michael Yon has the details here.

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