M1126 Strykers in Combat: Experiences & Lessons

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Stryker ICV, Korea(click to view full) The nonpartisan Project On Government Oversight received unexpectedly positive reviews when it spoke to soldiers who served in Strykers and appreciated the vehicles’ capabilities and stealth. Russian analyst Vasiliy Fofanov, who wasn’t generally inclined to give American equipment in Iraq high marks, likewise gave a positive review of the vehicle. Now a conference call from Mosul has added more specifics to the soldiers’ review, and so has a recent article in National Defense Magazine. The Battlefield Reviews Stryker ICV withAnti-RPG Slat Armor(click to view full) Colonel Robert Brown commands the 1st Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division, operating in Mosul and the surrounding region in the northwest part of Iraq. They’re also known as the US Army’s second Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Elements of this command have been covered by journalist Michael Yon, who has done truly excellent work while embedded on his own initiative with “Deuce Four” (1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment) in Mosul. At one point in a recent conference call (State Dept. transcript here), Col. Brown was asked: Q: Sir, this is Tony Capaccio with Bloomberg News. We met back in November when I was up there. I have an equipment […]

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