Intent on success, the military has assigned a 1,000-member brigade, the Army Evaluation Task Force, to test prototypes, provide feedback, and develop new strategies for network-enabled combat. Stationed at Ft. Bliss, more than 90 percent of the task-force members previously served in Afghanistan, Iraq or both. After the SUGV mock assault, I went down to the street and approached the robot's driver, Tony Salinero. "In Iraq, how often do you get a house with no door that you could drive a robot right through?" I asked. Salinero laughed, and then there was an awkward pause. "Occasionally," he finally said. Inside the building I met the soldiers who had been cast as insurgents in the SUGV drill. They seemed to lack the moxie that one would expect from dangerous rebels. One said, "We're two guys, and they had like six of them coming in. What you gonna do? Die in place."