WHY, WHY, WHY?

I cannot figure out for the life of me why we are doing this. Anyone that has ever had an M16 and had to maintain it, knows the level of TLC it needs. Plus the 5.56 bullet has nowhere near the stopping power of the 7.62×39. Any of you who read this blog and are in or were in the military can appreciate parts of this article.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,166799,00.html?ESRC=eb.nl

ok, some things I want to highlight in this article.

“others using diesel fuel to lube the finely-tuned carbine as if it were an AK.”

“The competence you get [from the M-16] and the confidence is just incredible,”

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