The M2/M3 Bradley was born from two separate streams of thought: one concerned with improving the capabilities of mechanized infantry, and the other with fine-tuning the role of armored cavalry. It was foreseen as a vehicle that would fight toe-to-toe with Soviet forces on the battlefields of Central Europe in a Third World War. That the Bradley has evolved far beyond this is a tribute to the flexibility of the original M2/M3 design. The Bradley name now covers an entire family of combat and combat-support vehicles capable of fighting in environmental extremes and against a full spectrum of opponents in battlefields around the globe. This is the story of how the Bradley fighting-vehicle system has become an increasingly flexible and ever more powerful combat asset, the best infantry and cavalry fighting vehicle in the world.Green, Michael is the author of 'M2/M3 Bradley at War ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780760325230 and ISBN 0760325235.