New MRE has only tobacco, caffeine, and jalapeño-cheese spread

Tastes like victory.

By W.E. Linde

NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER — Based on lessons learned from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Pentagon unveiled a newly-overhauled Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) concept intended to fuel soldiers in future conflicts. The new Meals Ready to Absorb (MRA) replace the often scarcely digestible MRE food with what most combat forces want anyway: tobac…

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