Ask any Joe on the ground in a combat zone what he or she needs, and you will inevitably hear a list of everything from clean socks to more troops to round-the-clock aerial surveillance. The most obvious and most publicized need in Afghanistan is for armored trucks that can both protect troops from the increasingly powerful and numerous roadside bombs and be agile enough to navigate the country’s pre-modern roadways and traversable wadis. The Afghanistan conflict is, after all, foremost ...


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