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Old July 13th, 2009, 10:45 PM #7
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The Army describes the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG), based in Ft. Meade, MD, as an
Army special missions unit consisting of carefully selected military, Department of the Army
Civilians, and contractors who “observe and collect information about the evolving asymmetric
operating environment by providing advisors to deployed and deploying forces in support in the
Global War on Terrorism.”15 The Army reportedly initially approved AWG acquisition and use of
HK-416s in lieu of M-4s, but then reversed this decision stating, “The AWG also advises units on
training, tactics, and procedures. In this capacity, the use of the standard issue M-4 is required. In
support of this mission set, the decision was made to transition to the M-4 and the AWG is now
turning in its H&K rifles.”16 A report maintains that AWG “fought to keep its several hundred
416s, arguing that they outperform the Army’s M-4 and require far less maintenance.” Because
the HK-416 operates in a similar fashion to the M-4 and has comparable performance
characteristics, it is unlikely that training, tactics, and procedures vary greatly between the two
weapons, thereby causing some to question the motives behind the Army’s decision to recall the
AWG’s HK-416s.
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