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Transcript: Brig-Gen. Ham on the Stryker in Iraq

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M1126 ICV & Squad, Iraq(click to view full) The M1126 Stryker armored personnel carrier‘s performance in Iraq came as a surprise to a number of individuals – including their commanders in some instances. What follows is a transcript from the US Army’s recent “Warrior’s Corner” series (Oct 3/06). The presentation by Brigadier General Carter Ham, available in synchronized audio and Power Point, is titled “Stryker: Meeting the Challenge in Iraq.” Brig.-Gen. Ham served with two of the Stryker Brigades, both at Fort Lewis, WA in 2003 and in Iraq during 2004. His views would appear to mesh with the Army’s official position, but they are very definitely his own as well. M1126 Stryker ICV(click to view full) BG HAM: Hey, I think we’re all set. The – probably the two most dangerous things you’ve just witnessed is giving a general officer an audience and a microphone. All right? Two quite dangerous things. Well, welcome to the Warrior’s Corner. Who was here for the first session? Anybody? Okay, ma’am. [Country singer] Michael Peterson, right? Pretty awesome. I’m not going to sing. All right? He was truly an amazing presentation, but we are here in the Warrior’s Corner and though I will […]

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