US Army restates importance of armor in modernization strategy

Defense News has posted an article about recent announcements from the US Army regarding future combat vehicle modernization strategies.  Statements from Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster indicate that heavy armor will continue to play an important role in US planning and organization. According to the article, McMaster stated that the key to a nimble force is not necessarily fewer tanks, but a shorter logistical tail, and while the Army seeks to be more expeditionary, “lean and nimble” may not be right in every situation.  “Richard Simmons is lean and nimble,but you don’t send Richard Simmons to go fight anybody.”