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Old 10-12-2007, 11:23 PM   #26
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Not really sure how military control of the design process will guarantee a quality weapon. Wasn't the M1 Garand, one of the best WW2 infantry weapons designed by a man NOT in the military? Also, sometimes weapons have to be designed outside the system b/c the military can be slow to "catch up with the times". Think Billy Mitchel and the development of the tank. Perhaps, to clear up any potential for further misunderstanding, you could explain exactly what you mean by controlling the process. It sounds a lot like you're calling for military run design and production factories, which would be no guarantee of quality products.

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