The US Army has decided to “conclude” testing for the Individual Carbine program and declare that no one wins. This is apparently based on a just revealed requirement that the weapon must fire at least 3,592 “mean rounds before stoppage”. The tests are concluded rather than canceled because Congress has wording in the pending military funding bill that they project can not be canceled.
Somehow, I don’t think playing semantics with Congress will end well for the military. That’s beside the fact that something smells distinctly fishy here. I have to wonder who got to who about what, exactly.