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NEW TODAY: Most of the MRAPs in Afghanistan won't be coming home, says 3-star....

NEW TODAY: Most of the MRAPs in Afghanistan won't be coming home, says 3-star....

Very few of the Marine Corps’ 1,200 mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles still in Afghanistan will be traveling back to the U.S., the Corps’ deputy commandant for installations and logistics said this week. Speaking at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Wednesday afternoon, Lt. Gen. William Faulkner revealed elements of a plan to donate unwanted MRAPs to partner nations within Central Command as Marines balance efforts to retrograde from Afghanistan with a mandate to get lighter and more compact as a service. “The bottom line is, we don’t need them,” Faulkner said of the MRAPs remaining in Afghanistan. “We don’t need as many as we have today.” The Pentagon has been planning to decrease its fleet of the hulking MRAPs as the war in Afghanistan winds down. In recent years, the U.S. military has expanded its requests for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, a more agile co...

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