Saturday, September 3, 2011

This isn't satire

I was browsing a paper on using film clips to teach economics when I saw several references to a movie from 1998 I had never heard of called "Pentagon Wars."

Here's a clip:

Imagine my horror to discover that this is a fair assessment of what really happened with the evolution of the "Bradley Fighting Vehicle" from a troop transport into a tank.

Good grief.


  1. That was depressing -- thanks for sharing!

  2. Hey hey hey, the Bradley is a hell of a vehicle. It may not have been right for fighting the cold war, but it is a great vehicle for the terrain and enemies we are fighting these days.

    With the exception of Afghanistan. Not so useful Yay "light" infantry!