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U.S. Marines Ponder Future Armor Options

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As the demand for armored scout units in Iraq soars, the U.S. Marine Corps is reviewing its entire array of combat vehicle programs and is considering revising procurement plans. Commanders in Iraq have kept light armored battalion busier than planned, which has led to requests for additional battalions. Read DID for more details on how those requests might be met, and the current status of other vehicle procurement programs...

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