James at Hell in a Handbasket notes claims that some US troops in Iraq are using ancient Russian PPSh submachineguns. There is some photographic evidence, as well. Go check it out.
I know that our guys sometimes grab enemy weapons in a jam, but this seems to be more than that. Anyone know for sure?
Also, I’ve heard from a couple of sources that some of the non-frontline troops training for Iraq have been told that there aren’t enough M16s and M4s to go around, and they’re trained with sidearms instead. This isn’t bad, I guess, but wouldn’t it be better to train them on the AK-47? I’d have to think that we’d be able to get quite a number of reliable weapons and plenty of ammunition. Just a thought.