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Letter: Former military trucks for Long Island?

Warren County Undersheriff Shawn Lamouree poses in front

Warren County Undersheriff Shawn Lamouree poses in front the department's mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, in Queensbury, N.Y. The hulking vehicles, built for about $500,000 each at the height of the war, are among the biggest pieces of equipment that the Defense Department is giving to law enforcement agencies under a national military surplus program. (Nov. 13, 2013) Credit: AP

Why are local law enforcement agencies being provided with mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles ["Now, that's backup; Nassau, others getting armored 18-ton vehicles," News, Nov. 25]? Is the government worried it needs to prepare for an "American Spring"?

Debra Smith, Setauket
 

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