"... Soldiers in Afghanistan expressed enthusiasm about the improvements, especially the ability to shoot on fully automatic.
That would be sweet. You could definitely get more lead downrange, said Sgt. Aaron Billington of the 10th Mountain Division at Kandahar Air Field.
Adding full-automatic fire mode to the M4 is a huge mistake, said Staff Sgt. Lincoln Dockery, a combat engineer stationed in Bamberg.
"The whole purpose of having riflemen is to accurately engage the enemy, Dockery said. With full auto, soldiers will stop aiming and just point, shoot and hope, like the enemy does.
I don't know what the Army is teaching their elite 10th Mountain Division troops, but it seems like the combat engineers are the ones who know what they're talking about, at least in this case.
We need everyone to qualify as a Sniper.