Friday, May 21, 2010

After Nine Years Of War In Afghanistan, There Is Now An Awareness That U.S. Rifles Are Not Up To The Job

US Rifles Not Suited To Warfare In Afghan Hills -- AP

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military's workhorse rifle — used in battle for the last 40 years — is proving less effective in Afghanistan against the Taliban's more primitive but longer range weapons.

As a result, the U.S. is reevaluating the performance of its standard M-4 rifle and considering a switch to weapons that fire a larger round largely discarded in the 1960s.

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My Comment: Faster please .... lives are at stake.

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