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Defense One Radio

Oct 15, 2021

This episode is broken into three parts:

  1. 'No front line,' with former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer Brian Castner (at the 1:59 mark);
  2. The Weight, with Marine Corps Infantry officer Walker Mills (at 15:09);
  3. The Future, featuring Army Maj. Gen. Ross Coffman, director of the Next-Generation Combat Vehicles Cross-Functional Team; Deputy Program Executive Officer for Army Ground Combat Vehicles, Jim Schirmer; and Mike Cadieux, director of the Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center (starting at 24:02).

Extra reading:

  • "Projected Acquisition Costs for the Army’s Ground Combat Vehicles," Congressional Budget Office, April 2021 (PDF);
  • Read Mills' take on the JLTV (from Sept. 2020) at the Modern War Institute, here;
  • Watch "Pentagon Wars" on HBO, here; or find the book on Amazon, here.

Find a transcript of this episode here.