I wonder why WE always have to go bigger newer and (supposedly) better.
Do you realize that, with the possible exception of the Styker AC, our troops rode in Baghdad on a mini tank (draws fire real good) amphib tracks and Viet nam era m113's.
We saw what a dominant and heavily armored APC the IDF made from the Centurion.
why should we be throwing away perfectly reusable chassis (M-60 and M48) when it has be shown that these type 'carriages" (and that's what GMC means folks, Gun Motor Carriage-no lie) that could be dominant,
The Bradley is too big and carries too few troops, but is a worthy vehicle in terms of fire power (TOW+25mm Chain gun).
In Vietnam our troop would not even ride inside one ot the M-113 "tracks" (aluminum armor, gotta stay amphibious don't ya know).
The Toga IDF of tje M113 and the APC transformation of the Centurion should be a lesson.
The Soviet BKP 40 should have been copied.
In 1944, Canadians rode inside turretless M-4 Shermans, as a stopgap, and it worked well.