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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 020-04
April 30, 2004

Clarification Statement by The Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff

            During a recent DoD news conference, Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff was asked a question about the armored capability of the Stryker versus an Up-Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee). 

 

The following statement is provided for clarification:

 

           "In order to clarify any misperception regarding my comments during the Pentagon press briefing on Tuesday, April, 27 concerning the armor protection of the Up-Armored Humvee and Stryker vehicle, the Stryker provides better protection than an Up-Armored Humvee."

            For any further information please contact the Joint Chiefs of Staff public affairs office, 703-695-7678.