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Old 05-07-2018, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by MT2008 View Post
On another note: I think itís easy for Americans to deify the primary service weapon of wars that we won, and hold corresponding negative views of service rifles used in wars we lost. This is why the M1 is held in such high regard, while the early M16s (used in Vietnam) are derided as garbage, for instance. I think thereís a weird psychological tendency to associate outcomes of wars with the quality of the main weapons used by the grunts in those wars.
Naw, that doesn't work because there's documentation of people deriding the early M16s as garbage during the Vietnam War, so unless they could see the future there can't be that kind of connection.
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