Donald Rumsfeld once famously said you go to war with the army you have not the army you wish you had... finally as the US leaves Iraq they have the army they need.
|US Army personnel wearing biological/ chemical warfare suits|
|During the occupation of Iraq up armoured hummers were made available or scrap metal was used to provide protection. notice the uniforms have now gone to the desert camo and green "MOLLE" vest|
Light Armoured Vehicles were employed (LAV 25 A2 pictured)
The Stryker (LAV3 with remote weapon systems) sports "slat" armour to prevent recoiless rifle shots and RPG rounds
|ACU uniforms and up armoured anti mine vehicles|
|MWRAP can also get hurt |
|Last American MWRAP trucks leave Iraq|