Fort Carson Strykers vs. Russian tanks: Are they strong enough to stop them? | Colorado Springs Gazette, News: Declining defense budgets along with 15 years of battling terrorists and insurgents have left a more lightly armed Army with the prospect of facing columns of Russian tanks if war erupts in Europe.
And even as Fort Carson troops train to be the first to fight if the nation heads to war overseas, politicians and pundits are debating whether the formations we'll send are strong enough to be more than a speed bump for America's potential enemies.
"The short answer is, no, they are not a replacement for heavy forces for a fight in Europe," said Steve Bucci, a defense expert for the right-leaning Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
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