Apparently, complaints from the field have convinced the brass asses to review standard ammunition.
There’s a long and involved argument, with plenty of science and dull facts, about what we want munitions to do. In my opinion, the threat of masses of Red Army infantry rolling across the plains of Hesse is pretty much over – we want something that will put a softball-sized hole center-mass of a hostile, and knock a pot roast out of the exit hole. Gentlemen, say hello to my little friend .45ACP… and his big brother, caliber 30, design of ’06.
But keep the 5.56 in storage. You never know when a billion Chinamen might need that kind of attention.