Originally Posted by Merkava188
Still we need to look at making the 7th I.D. an actual division and not just a HQs. One Idea I have is to make a light mechanized division with M8s and tracked Strykers.
All divisions are "just a HQs". That was the whole point of the changes made ~2005-2007 under "modularity". The only thing that ties BCTs to divisions is the patch- they are separately deployable units and can deploy under any division headquarters.
How much "weight" will M8s and tracked Strykers save over M1s and Bradleys? How much strategic lift will be required to deploy this division (I assume that it would really be new separate BCTs)? How much will all of this new equipment (and personnel, I guess?) cost?
The answers to those questions will tell you why it hasn't been done.