It's been a long time coming, but this is the first indication that our military will, within some reasonable time be able to to stand a chance in of prevailing in urban warfare.
That this system has been so long delayed in deployment goes a long way toward explaining why we have been so ineffective in Iraq. Had we had all the capabilities this technology provides, we could have effectively ended the insurgency with far fewer casualties, and at a lower cost than we have suffered.
Even without this new way of waging war, had DOD even fully used the most modern equipment available (improved personal body armor, fully armored vehicles are examples) our casualties would have been greatly reduced.
The recent scandal regarding the Army's unwillingness to use the Trophy RPG killer is an example of how Rumsfeld and the Pentagon have been so derelict in their responsibilities to give the best protection, or show the slightest concern for the courageous men and women fighting a war without purpose.
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