It is an interesting piece. That his conclusions are true would not surprise me, I have heard many of the same inadequacies expressed by others. I am not a military buff and thus do not know how current are all of the points made (the oldest date in the article was in 2010), or in other words if the U.S. government has found it prudent to replace those arms and that ammo as the main issue to our troops. Last I heard though, the M4 and M16 are still the primary small arms issued to the men and women who serve in our military and 5.56x45mm the ammo they shoot through them. I imagine, that no matter how many times it is proven that the 5.56x45mm round is suited only as a varmint cartridge (or maybe as a poodle shooter) and that it is not best suited as a military cartridge, it will remain the cartridge of choice by the DOD as long as the under table deals continue and as long as enough payola passes hands.
A hat tip and my thanks to Charlie F for sending me that article.
If I read it right, the post I saw on Facebook this morning indicated that the Oscars awards ceremony was held last night. Is that right? Who won? I turned on the news for a brief listen but they were talking about Obama and how he is ruing America and I just turned it off, it's getting boring hearing the same old but true stuff day in and day out.
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