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WASHINGTON – Nearly seven years into the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, bullets are still a controversial subject for the U.S.  So controversial it seems, that the DoD is reluctant to change the ballistics used by most land warfare combatants.

According to interviews conducted by the Associated Press, the smaller, steel-penetrating M855 rounds continue to be a weak spot in the American arsenal as the bullets were designed decades ago to puncture a Soviet soldier’s helmet hundreds of yards away.  Nowadays, the rounds are being used in different situations.  Much of today’s fighting takes place in close quarters in urban environments, not at large distances in fields.  For more details on this, click here and return back to comment.

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