In a post a couple weeks ago, I wrote about the idea of armoring Humvees in Iraq and the drawbacks it might incur. At one point, I speculated that it would simply lead to the terrorists using bigger bombs.
Today while patrolling Baghdad, seven soldiers were killed by a bomb. It was one of the larger bombs used so far.
But the soldiers weren’t in a Humvee. They were in a M-2 Bradley IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle). The Bradley is the successor to the old M-113 APC, which stands for Armored Personnel Carrier.
That’s right. They were in an armored vehicle, and the terrorists just used a bigger bomb. In fact, the bomb tossed the 22-ton Bradley upside down into a ditch.
In the age-old contest between weapons and armor, weapons have always won. We can’t afford to simply sit back and let them continue to attack us.