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  • Army Report: GIs Outgunned in Afghanistan

    04/03/2010 1:03:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 213 replies · 4,391+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 04/2/10 | David Wood
    American troops are often outgunned by Afghan insurgents because they lack the precision weapons, deadly rounds, and training needed to kill the enemy in the long-distance firefights common in Afghanistan's rugged terrain, according to an internal Army study. Unlike in Iraq, where most shooting took place at relatively short range in urban neighborhoods, U.S. troops in Afghanistan are more often attacked from high ground with light machine guns and mortars from well beyond 300 meters (327 yards, or just over three football field lengths). The average range for a small-arms firefight in Afghanistan is about 500 meters, according to the...