How They Were Betrayed

    In the upcoming November issue of Esquire, there will be an article entitled “How They Were Betrayed”. It is an adaption of a chapter from C.J. Chivers new book “THE GUN” …

    The unnecessary bloodshed and lives lost were tied to an American rifle and ammunition combination that was not yet ready for war, a circumstance directly related to the AK-47’s breakout and global spread. My investigation into the flawed introduction of the M-16 and of the young soldiers and Marines — who were knowingly failed by the Pentagon, a prominent American firearms manufacturer, and their own commanders and generals — became “The Accidental Rifle,” a chapter in THE GUN.

    I was given a copy of THE GUN and am really enjoying it. I will be posting a review once I have finished reading it.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!