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Army to Congress: Thanks, but no tanks
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Here is just one example as to why it is going to be so hard to cut spending and balance the budget, especially when neither side has the guts to make tough choices.  

Army to Congress: Thanks, but no tanks

Here's the CNN article, Thanks, but no tanks, which gets the overall story right, but still makes its usual mistakes with details.  Not sure where they got the idea that we still make new tanks, because we don't.  We just remake/upgrade already existing tanks.
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Are Tanks as Obsolete as Battleships?

John, do have any input regarding this article?
The true purpose of democracy is not to select the best leaders — a clearly debatable obligation — but to facilitate the prompt and peaceful removal of obviously bad ones. 
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(10-15-2017, 10:41 PM)WarBicycle Wrote: Are Tanks as Obsolete as Battleships?

John, do have any input regarding this article?

Good article, and I agree. Tanks are not about to be obsolete any time soon, because they are the best thing out there to directly assist the infantry in keeping "boots on the ground". Everything is about supporting the infantry these days because of technology that didn't exist during WWII.

My old battalion, 1/72nd Armor is no longer a tank battalion. Its now a tank heavy combined arms team, with mechanized infantry integrated into the unit.
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Here's something else that is very important. High tech counter measures are being developed in the US and Israel.

Missile Defense For Tanks: Raytheon Quick Kill Vs. Israeli Trophy

It looks like the Israeli Trophy system may be the winner here.

ARMY TO DEPLOY ISRAELI TROPHY ARMOR SYSTEM ON TANKS. Israel’s battle-tested wonder weapon impresses the Department of Defense.

U.S. Army Decides on APS for M1 Anti-Armor Threat Protection

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