The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program is seemingly dead and rightfully so. For more than 20 years, the $15 billion EFV acquisition program has been plagued by delays and rising costs. Finally, on 6 January 2011, General James Amos, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, terminated the EFV, and added:
In the complex security environment we face, the execution of amphibious operations requires the use of the sea as maneuver space. The Marine Corps remains committed to develop and field an effective, survivable and affordable amphibious tracked vehicle.1
Yet, the commitment to an amphibious tracked vehicle will again risk misalignment of what is desired with what is practical for the contemporary operating environment.