[LINK] Andrew, Wash Park Blog
Don't know what his background is, but Andrew does a good job of summarizing where we're at with the Humvee, and how we got there.
I especially like his ideas of simply using civilian vehicles for garrison duty, and commercially available vehicles, boats and planes when they will do the military job just as well (with a few modifications, perhaps).
Like I said in an early post, our troops shouldn't have to wait until 2011 to see a replacement for the Humvee which is designed for hazardous roads such as they are encountering in Iraq. There are better vehicles available today (such as the Dingo), for about the same money required for an armored Humvee. Just order some and get out the stencils and spray cans. (Yes, I understand it's really more complicated than that, but it shouldn't take five years.)
Way back when I was at Ft. Bragg, the Army used butt-ugly 60s-era Dodge pickups (painted olive drab and stenciled) around the base. They did fine. White pickups would have done just as well.