The United States has just ordered 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for nine billion dollars. They are expected to eventually order 55,000 of them at a total cost of 30 billion.

The price tag of $500,000+ each is high to be certain but it’s the sheer number of vehicles that bothers me. Do we really need 55,000 of them? How many will actually be used in combat situation and how many simply to simply get soldiers in non-combat areas from point A to point B?

Read my full thoughts here.