As far as I can tell from the other side of the world, Afghanistan isn’t a “carbine” war like Iraq could be called. Rifles with a high-powered cartridge accurate over an extended range seem more useful.
Armchair opinion but nevertheless, an M-14 derivative with a lighter stock strikes me as more in line with the sort of combat we see in this theater.
The SCAR-H would seem to be a better choice, though.
Yeah, too bad billy bob clinton had them all destroyed rather than demilled to semi only and sold to the public through the CMP.
His administration feared an armed, patriotic citizenry.
Sorta like obama and the Garands and M1 Carbines that S Korea wants to send back.