posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 11:57 AM
Anyone think that perhaps this was just a means of the USMC doing a bit of maneuvering to replace their M16s and M4s with a more effective weapon and
skirting the politics of doing so? I mean, how many times has the US military tried and failed to replace their M4/16? All they would need to do is
buy as many IARs as they can get their hands on, keep the SAWs in service and phase out some of their current service rifles; presto, more firepower
and reliability, no fuss.