This is a discussion on U.S. Uses Bullets Ill-Suited To New Ways Of War within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by packinnova At this point I think the media just needs to stay out of it and let the guys on the ground ...
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
Who is John Galt?
Just an FYI
The just released JULY issue of "Shooting Illustrated" has a Centerfold article titled "FIGHTING with the 5.56" it addresses this issue.
The same Magazine features the New MSAR STG-556 (Microtech Aug)
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Old news, the same story in the late 60's, hasn't change.
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Have either of you ever called in (or delivered) close air support?
There's a reason the infantry thinks of air as a support weapon, and it's not for "humanitarian" reasons.
Strategic air used in mass destruction is different than air on the tactical level, and has been useful in total war scenarios, but that's an entirely different animal.
Plus, you still need to be down there to call it in. Air can't effectively locate or close with the enemy all on its own, unless you're in a deep fight against a Soviet armored division or a known large static position.
X you are very correct. Nothing will EVER replace the ground pounder. They are the true cutting edge of the sword. Most that have ever served in any branch know this without reserve.