Congressmen quiz SecDef on M4

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Earlier this month Congressmen Ike Skelton and Solomon Ortiz sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs. In the letter they ask what is being done about the M4 since the Battle of Wanat report. They subtly point out that some Special Forces do not use the M4.

The full letter can be view after the jump.

[ Many thanks to False for emailing me the letter. ]


Steve Johnson
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  • Bobby Bobby on Mar 07, 2010

    They should give LWRC a contract. :I

  • Casey Casey on Apr 28, 2010

    Yes, LWRC and the 6.8...simply. I find it horribly ironic that even Stoner, himself, realized the short-comings of his original design. He created two piston driven replacements (AR-16 and AR-18), but by that time he was no longer with Armalite, who already had the contract for the m16. The Army aquisitions officers didn't really care about what they were giving troops; only fulfilling contracts.