He doesn't realize that he is his own worst enemy. If he made an argument to uparmor the M113s in the boneyards for light infantry units rotating through Iraq, I'm sure he actually gain some traction. You don't gain allies by alienating everyone you possibly can.Originally Posted by M21Sniper
As an interesting sidenote, two weeks ago I attended the American Enterprise Institute's symposium on "The Future of the US Army." I recognized this guy in a suit that looked very familiar. When I finally saw him close up, I figured out that it was MG Hendrix, who had been the Chief of Infantry when I was a LT, and he his nametag stated that he was working for United Defense (M113). I wonder what Mike Sparks' take on that is. Is there corruption there since the US Army has contracts for M113A3s?
Personally, as long as there is no "revolving door" conflict of interest decisions made while in uniform, then I see no issue with greensuiters moving on to defense contractors. Thus, I see no problem with MG Hendrix's decision to work with UDLP. However, I don't think you can make the argument one way and not the other.