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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:27 PM

6. The "we might need it someday" reason.

I'm sure every Battalion infantry commander would like organic nukes at his disposal, as well. Engaging targets at over 20 miles away is not an infantry mission. Let the artillery perform the artillery mission and the infantry do theirs. I have no doubt that as soon as these 120mm rounds are perfected that a development and procurement program will be needed for 81mm mortar rounds, and once those have entered the inventory, Raytheon will find compelling needs to equip light infantry 60mm mortar squads with them, too. The money going to this program would be far better spent in repair and replenishment of existing equipment, which is being badly neglected.

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