Being ‘Army strong’ gets weak backing with Obama’s strategy

Equipment plans left behind as technology forges ahead

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“If we did that again today, given the advances that we’ve seen in [enemy weapons], we would lose a lot of people,” he warned senators.

But Gen. Dubik said the Ground Combat Vehicle is not futuristic enough.

“My belief is we should either suspend it altogether or reduce the plan, because if we use technology that’s present right now, what we’re going to produce is going to be very similar to what we have,” he said.

“The money would be better spent improving what we have now and investing in the research and development to get something different from the Bradley. If we spend the money now, we’re going to get basically the same thing, because the technology is what it is.”

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