The Army has issued redesigned fatigues, the first redesign since 1983. From an AP Wire story:
Twenty-two changes were made to the uniforms, most notably the new camouflage pattern.
Instead of bold jigsaw swatches of colors, the new camouflage pattern uses muted shades of desert brown, urban gray and foliage green broken into one-centimeter segments. Black was eliminated completely because it catches the eye too easily.
The resulting camouflage â€” similar to a pattern the Marines adopted two years ago â€” conceals soldiers in forest, desert or urban battlegrounds…