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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Boehner/Ryan Congress Cancels Military’s ‘Must Have’ Ground Combat Vehicle As Obama Tries To Buy Votes With More Civilian Welfare -- PatDollard.com, Military Times

bradley_a3_bcvMeanwhile, Obama wants money to pay off the people who can’t find jobs in the economy he destroyed.

Excerpted from Military Times: Though long-touted as a “must have” for the future Army, the Ground Combat Vehicle is all but canceled.

The 2014 omnibus spending bill, passed by the House on Wednesday, provides what could be the final nail in the coffin.

The Army had requested $592 million for the program in fiscal 2014. But lawmakers gave only $100 million — essentially enough to start closing shop.

Army Times reported in August that the program was facing a major delay or cancellation.

The Army, driven by the findings of its Unified Quest exercises in late 2013, said it plans to shrink squads and brigades. The Army long argued for the GCV because it can carry an entire squad. The Bradley carries seven soldiers. Nine soldiers comprise the current Army squad.

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