Usually when I get done blasting paper I go outside to the smoking area. A young man, about 40yrs. old sat and we visited for about 30 minutes. He works for a Government agency (showed me his credentials, I was shocked and I can't say it here) and stated his job was to go to law enforcement centers and work with tactics and the violence we see now. He stated that some of our SOG (special ops groups) in Afghanistan were reverting back to M-14's and .45 cal. The M-14 are a "special rifle" and use match grade bullets. He would not elaborate on their functions nor duties. He mentioned that the 9mm wasn't cutting it when it came to closer fire. They are also using a "special"(.45) bullet. He said he had to be vague on some things as they are classified. He is also working with crime cities like Baltimore, Chicago, DC and more cities. His job is to work with LE only and had served 3 times overseas. He stated the troops we sent over to Afghanistan hate Obama because they are in the middle of the chit but they still engage. They are not confined to just organizing but some are in direct conflict. Rules of engagement are a bunch of crap! He also stated that the 21 foot rule is a folly and don't believe in it. You need more than 21 feet. I don't know how much of this is true but he seemed very cordial and sincere. And one more thing, you don't advertise that you are sending another 500 troops over to aid or assist. All you are doing is giving away your plans. If you are going to strike, then strike and keep the enemy guessing. I don't know if I will see him again, but it was very informative on the little information he gave me. I only hope that God protects him. Tommy The only things that are infinite is space and the stupidity of man. Albert Einstein.