Just like a Democrat - you never answer any direct questions but you are full of pompous pronouncements. You have no idea at all what I “pined for” back then or now. You also don’t know squat about warfare or the acquisition system or much else, do you?
I spent almost 40 years developing and refining our combat capabilities. What have you done?
What have I done? So far listen to you do the exact same thing that you accuse me of: Make pompous pronouncements.
Your experience doesn't trump other arguments. If that were the case only the dead could write obituaries.
For over 40 years the M4 and M16 platform of been part of our capabilities. You seem to think it's a severe detriment. So you're either really lousy at convincing people other than me who may actually have input or it's not part of your area making the mention of what you did for 4 decades a complete non-sequitur.
As for my part "all" I did was fix radios. So while it's true I never took a bullet or fired one in anger, someone like me assured your medevac call got through.