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Army Considers Methods Of Beefing Up Infantry Squads

April 27 2012


The U.S. Army wants to increase the capabilities of its infantry squads, reports

Plans call for testing and fielding more lethal assault weapons. Shortcomings in the current squad formation were identified in a Capabilities-Based Assessment last year at the Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga.

The assessment found 22 "capability gaps" hindering the nine-man squads, according to Army infantry officials.

The officials declined to identify...

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