by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
The US Army says “no thanks to new tanks” but Congress says that the army is going to get the new tanks whether they want them or not. In fact, Congress has, apparently, said that the army WILL take and use those new tanks, period!
So, despite the fact that the guy who know tell the Congress critters that they are more than happy with the MBT in current service, the Abrahams MBT, Congress tells the army that they have to have those new tanks army does not want, regardless. Someone at Capitol Hill, and probably more than just someone, seems to have been unable to resist the lobbying and the fat brown envelopes.
When the arms industry and the oil, gas, and coal industry is in bed with government it is a very bad combination. Another proof that government is not a good idea at all.