One challenge of Afghan roads is finding any that are passable—at least for large vehicles. Most of the country is connected by trails that cannot support the mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) trucks used in Iraq. France and the U.K. went into the theater with lighter, more mobile vehicles and lost people to roadside bombs. France is now introducing a more mobile, heavily protected vehicle, while a smaller protected truck is under development in the U.K. Aravis (named after a range ...

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