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After pressure from Congress — and a scathing cover story in Army Times — it looks as if the Army may finally part ways with the M4 carbine — or at least consider the alternatives, writes Nathan Hodge at Wired.com.
Last week, the service held an invitation-only expo in Arlington, Va., for small arms manufacturers. The event, according to an Army news release, allowed top brass “to get a look at what technology is available from weapons manufacturers in the way of small arms — in particular, for something that could be a follow-on to the M4 carbine.”