The Huffington Post wonders if Ohio State University has had problems with roadside bombs recently. Otherwise why would they buy a MRAPS (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) heavily armed personnel carrier?
Now that the war in Iraq is officially over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the Department of Defense found itself facing a conundrum. It had just spent billions of dollars buying heavily armored personnel carriers designed to stand up to insurgent attacks only to find that it had run out of wars to use them in.
The initial plan was to shove the vehicles into a warehouse and let them collect dust.
That changed when someone decided that, having served so admirably overseas, it would be only just to bring the MRAPs stateside and deploy them in the domestic war on crime.
The Murfreesboro, Tennessee Police Department also snapped up one of these MRAPs as did the Dallas County Sheriff's department. Police and Sheriff’s departments is one thing but Ohio State University?