The Army and Vietnam. It's for my masters and I've already read it once for another course, but it's still a good read to understanding some of the Army's blunders at the direction of the "whiz kids" of the Johnson administration. It goes into fantastic detail from the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu to the US withdrawal in 1973 and covers a lot of the strategic plans for Special Forces that were later replaced by regular army forces and ultimately destroying what the SF guys had done.
Paul, what's the acceleration like? I know its got a small motor, but can you jam the peddle and get some kick to it? Part of me wants to wait for the 2012 model with the pentastar 280hp motor. But I don't like buying new cars. Like you, I only have a five mile roundtrip ride to work.
But, that particular body style has a very easy door lock to break. All you need is a screw driver and some force to pop the lock. The cop that took my report told me that three other F150s had been hit in the same area as mine on the same day. The assclowns managed to steal one of them.
Some assclown tried to steal my truck yesterday while I was in class. He busted the ignition and then I'm guessing couldn't do the deed, so he took the stereo. That's the second time in the past month my stereo was stolen. This is the fourth time in the past five years my truck has been broken into.
So now I'm trying to decide if I really want a new car now because I'm tired of this. I'm in a debate now about an FJ Cruiser vs Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The FJ has more power (which is important to me) but the Jeep is just plain cool but has a really bitch motor in it. I'm planning to buy used as I don't want to get hit with that first two years depreciation. What say you guys who have any real experience with either of those?
If it makes anyone feel better, it's about 60 outside right now and I'll wear a short sleeve shirt to work, come home, put on some shorts and enjoy the 75 degree day...oh yeah, and I'll enjoy it again tomorrow.
Sucks for you guys who live on Hoth....er, I mean, northern North America.