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A Worrisome Report on the Eroded Combat Skills of an Army Stryker Regiment by Tom Ricks at Foreign Policy's Best Defense.
The 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Stryker) is reamed out in an internal Army study for its performance last month at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, a training ground in Germany. It is worrisome that this unit appears to have deteriorated so much, yet paradoxically reassuring that the Army is using its maneuvers identify shortcomings.
The conclusions are hair-raising. Everybody from the way senior leaders understand command to the way privates poop comes in for criticism...
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