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Topic - Rush'N Attack
With Republicans lacking the votes to reinstitute the ban on women in combat as federal law, conservatives are focusing on how to make sure the Pentagon does not lower the standards — and with them, combat readiness — to ensure that female service members graduate.
A decorated Green Beret who returned from his fifth deployment to Afghanistan last summer died Tuesday trying to rescue his two young daughters from their burning home near Fort Bragg. The girls were also killed in the blaze.
"The reality for all armies is that governments cannot afford to purchase a perfect assault rifle. It is simply cost-prohibitive," said an Army Green Beret who is not authorized to speak on the record. "For its cost, I consider the M4 to be an amazing assault rifle. Between the M16 and M4, I've carried weapons from that family for nearly 30 years and would not trade them for any other fielded families of assault rifles."
"The first thing you do back at camp is clean the gun," he said.