Did you actually read the same thread that is displayed here? I tried to write up a response at first addressing it but there's so little in it that is actually true/how the discussion actually went that it's hard to maintain a solid point of rebuttal. Like nothing you said happened actually happened that way, and it was all in an attempt to make it look like we all just walked ourselves into a Bradley situation unknowingly and you're somehow smarter than us for pointing it out?
First of all, at no point was the purpose of the discussion to debate the merits of something that can "drive around a base". Also your concept of what a military base actually is seems to be lacking;
>> What kind of military base is even built in a swamp or some area requiring off-road ability?
Many. Many because many are used for training. I've personally had to unfuck a MILCOT that was buried to its rear axles in what was normally a grassy field turned almost-swamp from rain. Fine enough to walk on, too weak to support a 3/4 tonne pickup. It's like you don't know what most bases are actually like to work on/train at.
But this is ultimately all irrelevant, because your entire premise is based on your first point;
>> OP correctly identifies that it would be really expensive to use JLTV for driving around a base, driving between bases, military police duties and so on.
No, OP did not identify that at all. That's not what this thread is about, at all. He uses the term "rear echelon duties" after posting a link who's fourth sentence is literally;
>> The Army is looking for lightweight combat vehicles for infantry brigade combat teams
So no one was talking about vehicles
>> for driving around a base
You decided on your own definition for rear echelon and then ran with it, trying to force the narrative on the rest of the thread.
The rest of your points don't even make any sense once you realize that. You're badly paraphrasing and removing context to make it seem like we're idiots for suggesting stuff that doesn't fit a role that was never present in the discussion. You literally pulled a point out of your ass and tried to make it fit a discussion after the fact.