White House Confirms Executive Order Affects Entire Russian Arms Industry || by Dan Cannon


The other day we reported that a press release issued by President Obama might affect the Russian arms/ammo industries. Many people said it would not. However it’s pretty clear based on the wording of the EO that it could.

Here is the wording of the EO,

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

   (i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and

   (ii) persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

      (B) to operate in the arms or related materiel sector in the Russian Federation;

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Troops left to fend for themselves after Army was warned of flaws in its primary rifle — the M4 carbine || By Rowan Scarborough


First of two parts

Army Senior Warrant Officer Russton B. Kramer, a 20-year Green Beret, has learned that if you want to improve your chances to survive, it’s best to personally make modifications to the Army’s primary rifle — the M4 carbine.

Warrant Officer Kramer has been dropped into some of the most ferocious battles in the war on terrorism, from hunting Islamists in the mountains of northern Iraq to disrupting Taliban opium dealers in dusty southern Afghanistan. He was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery in Operation Viking Hammer to crush the terrorist group Ansar al-Islam in Iraq.

The warrant officer said he and fellow Special Forces soldiers have a trick to maintain the M4A1 — the commando version: They break the rules and buy off-the-shelf triggers and other components and overhaul the weapon themselves.


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