May not be a scoop here but no discussion was found about the article.
Corps to decide on new .45-caliber pistol - Marine Corps News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Marine Corps Times
"Like older 1911s, the new pistol would fill the requirement for a weapon with more stopping power than the 9mm M9 common across the conventional forces."
Glad to see this. Wish the new gun could trickle down to my son with all haste. Won't happen as he's about to be deployed.