Marine Corps to use more lethal 5.56mm ammo in Afghanistan.

The open-tipped rounds until now have been available only to…

The open-tipped rounds until now have been available only to Special Operations Command troops. The first 200,000 5.56mm Special Operations Science and Technology rounds are already downrange with Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan, said Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan, commander of Marine Corps Systems Command. Commonly known as “SOST” rounds, they were legally cleared for Marine use by the Pentagon in late January, according to Navy Department documents obtained by Marine Corps Times.

Read the rest of Dan Lamothe’s story at Marine Corps Times.

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