Enemies of America rejoice as U.S. Army switches to wimpy ‘green’ bullets that do less damage
by: J. D. Heyes
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Is the U.S. Army getting ready to adopt a less-lethal round for its standard-issue M16A1 and M4 rifles? The answer is yes, according to some ballistics experts who are refuting the service’s claims that its new, “green” ammo will be better at killing enemy combatants.
“Special Operations Command and now the Marine Corps are fielding a deadlier 5.56mm round, but the Army says soldiers can’t have it. Instead, the service is holding on to its dream of environmentally friendly ammunition,” says an April 2010 Army Times report.
According to the Army, however, that “environmentally friendly” approach is, well, more important.
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