The resistance has scavenged gear from an old enemy of the Freeman, the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit of the United States Marine Corps. From where you ask? That doesn't really matter now does it? Rebels, now adorned with a PCV (that doesn't really provide anymore protection than a metropolice vest) and an LC-2 harness with an alice pack along with a PASGT helmet (that also doesn't provide anymore protection than a beanie) is guaranteed to provide you with a higher cool factor in the war on the streets. Why fight with some ragtag rebels when you can be fighting alongside with men and women in a uniform?
Love this! I always used the tactical rebels because I figured that the resistance could be capable of producing their own armor and uniforms like the NSF from Deus Ex. Also I prefer to feel like I'm leading a group of actual soldiers into battle and not a bunch of Joes with SMGs.