Recently, CNN received special access to more than 2,000 M-1 Abrams tanks at an undisclosed location just north of Nevada. But the Army doesn’t want nor need them. CNN reports:
The U.S. has more than enough combat tanks in the field to meet the nation’s defense needs – so there’s no sense in making repairs to these now, the Army’s chief of staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told Congress earlier this year.
If the Pentagon holds off repairing, refurbishing or making new tanks for three years until new technologies are developed, the Army says it can save taxpayers as much as $3 billion.