The Army has requested that two ski resorts that had leased 105mm howitzers for avalanche control purposes return the guns so that they can be shipped overseas to use in Iraq or Afghanistan. This article is interesting to me because I would have never thought that at this point, we’d be suffering from a shortage of artillery in Iraq or Afghanistan. You don’t need artillery for peacekeeping. (I’m assuming the Army isn’t going to use the guns for avalanche control in the Hindu Kush.)