The terrorist group that bills itself as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria may not be the most sophisticated enemy in the world, but it is certainly ruthless.
That sounds like a job for U.S. ground troops, and one of the most effective mobile weapons on the battlefield today: The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.
Called the “HIMARS” for short, the M142 has been used with great effect in the fight against Islamic State group militants. It’s capable of launching either six rockets or one surface-to-air missile at ranges up to several hundred miles. – READ MORE