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Don't know if this is the right area or not but I went to visit a Marine buddy of mine this last weekend and got to talkin about current military vehicles. You are all probably familiar with the military swapping out the dated HMMWV (Hummer) with the MRAP. But he's was telling me that all of the HMMWV"s are not heading back to the US for the surplus market rather to the Iraqi military. He's done two tours as a mechanic and now he's on his way back there for a one year stint but workin for a contractor making a lot more money doing the same thing. For all of those who were lookin forward to the influx of mil spec hummers, 1-doesn't look good 2-he said there garbage especially next to the new MRAP.

http://www.defenselink.mil/home/features/2007/mrap/
http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2008-02-26-marines_N.htm
 

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Were selling and giving away our vehicles, weapons and gear to Iraq and Afghanistan.
The MRAP is not replacing the HMMWV.
The Joint Tactical Vehicle is replacing it in several years.
MRAPs are just a gap filler to save lives during an occupation.
 

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This is whats wrong with our country!!Bring back vehicles we paid for with our tax dollars and sell them to us??????= more revenue into the govt. coffers.
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lets GIVE them away to a foreign country!!!!Makes good fiscal sense,don't it????
 

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Bring back vehicles we paid for with our tax dollars and sell them to us????
From what I have read the military Hummvee does not meet certain DOT safety guidelines for U.S. roads. Therefore all surplus vehicles must be sold to friendly nations, scrapped, or traded for payment in kind services {read loophole on the last one}
In other words the military can trade them to people in the U.S., they just can't sell them to us.
 
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