US rifles not suited to warfare in Afghan hills

May 21, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Boston.com

The U.S. military's workhorse rifle -- used in battle for the last 40 years -- is proving less effective in Afghanistan against the Taliban's more primitive but longer range weapons.

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Thom

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2 mln Afghans were killed during these wars. It is terrible crime against humanity and terrible genocide. And it is enough. End, stop with these massacres, crime against humaity and genocide, OUT of Afghanistan.
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Milions of people were murdered during this eternal, mindless invasion of hitlerite sort. And there are NO MORE VICTIMS NEEDED. All these people live in their own land, on own soil and there is no weapon which is needed against them. It is only peace, rebuilding the country, respect for human rights, humanitarian aid which are needed for Afghans and PEACE.
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Actually the M16 has a longer effective range than the AK47, but lacks the muzzle velocity at closer ranges.

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