Medium: The Army’s Main Carbine Failed During a Deadly Battle

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Of those soldiers who reported jams in firefights, 82 percent said they were able to quickly clear the jam. More than half said their M-4s never jammed in combat.

The troops like the M-4 and trust it. And yet Wanat clearly demonstrates that under certain conditions, the weapon can fail—and catastrophically.

The Army’s Main Carbine Failed During a Deadly Battle“,  Medium, February 2014.

 

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