The Most Talked About Stories This Week on

Expended 5.56-mm ammunition shows a tight shot group in this Nov. 9, 2016, photo taken at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Statler/Newton Small Arms Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Bedard)

Here are the stories generating the most comments this week on, along with a sampling of reader responses edited for clarity.

Congress: Why Don't Soldiers, Marines Use the Same Rifle Ammo?

"Marine Corps: 241 years of taking simple s--- and making it hard. Both rounds are a great improvement over the M193 that I used 45 years ago. Lead works well on soft targets, steel works well on hard targets. The trick is to find one that works well on both and that is what the M855A1 is supposed to do. Rangers Lead the Way." -- Rod Hembree

"Oh Good! The average congressman knows about as much about rifle ammo as Joe the Ragman knows about operating room cleanliness. All this is, is an opportunity for enough hot air to emanate from a single congressman to lift the Goodyear blimp. All talk and nothing will be accomplished." -- JohnM

Bergdahl Seeks Pardon from Obama to Avert Desertion Trial

"Why must they always show this picture of a disgraced coward in class As with his ribbons, CIB and Sergeant stripes? He needs to be wearing a prison jumpsuit." -- bbabbitt

"This must go to trial. There are too many unanswered question that can only be answered at trial." -- Dat03

Former US General Calls for Pre-emptive Strike on North Korea

"I completely agree with the general and consider his suggestion preventive maintenance, which is always the best solution." -- RAPTOR 555

"Amazing how many people are eager to go to war. First, who would issue the order to attack N.K. There is a U.N. command in Korea. The armistice that was signed in 1953 was between the U.N. and N.K. Currently, the Combined Forces Command commander technically commands the U.N./U.S. and S.K. forces, but the decision to go to war with N.K. would involve more nations than those two. The U.N. would never approve it. S.K. would not approve it because they have the most to lose. N.K. has a million-man army, with several more million available as reserves. The terrain does not favor tank warfare like it was in Iraq. It would be a long and bloody war, especially if China decided to send volunteers again … " -- Samuel Novotny

Acquisition Chief: LCS Program 'Broke' the Navy

"LCS program - fail; DDG1000 program - fail; F-35 program (Navy, Marines, Air Force) - fail; Ford class carrier program - doesn't look promising. All these programs should be canceled where they stand." -- Jim

"I assume these small inshore ships can obtain improved reliability and endurance. But given the LCS class vulnerability to hostile acts with little to no external support (air or surface), the usefulness to the Navy is suspect. Why not transfer the LCS class and those nearing completion to the Coast Guard?" -- 34811753

Joint Chiefs Preparing New ISIS Strategy for Trump: Chairman

"Question: Why is the Joint Chiefs preparing new ISIS strategy for someone who states he knows more about ISIS than the Generals?" -- 6611848

"The new strategy should be very simple: Kill them all where they are." -- Scorpion_J

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