... the White House said that effective immediately, the federal government will no longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms. The federal government also is exploring ways to recall prohibited equipment already distributed.So, basically no change in distributing the MRAPs, body armor, most sniper weapons, etc. The main thrust seems to not be prohibiting the stuff that will intimidate the public, but the stuff that could effectively be used against the military.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
This Ought to Change Exactly Nothing
Fox News reports on Obama scaling back on military goodies moving into the hands of the police. The article states:
You may have already read this since the Institute for the Study of War seems to be one of the major go-to sites for information on the war...