…that’s just assuming he’s let go or resigns after this controversial Rolling Stone article.

In a desperate attempt to cash in on the crisis — and with few angles of the story to grab onto for a “gear blog” — Kit Up! wants to survey its readers on what kind of weapon Afghan War Commander McChrystal’s replacement will shoot…that is IF (and I think that’s still a big IF) he is out of a job soon.

We’re looking into names, but instead, let’s look at that person’s potential preferred primary weapon to prognosticate what branch the guy might come from.

  1. Socom Combat Assault Rifle (Navy SOF)
  2. Heckler & Koch 416 (Army SF)
  3. M4 (Army)
  4. M-16A4 (Marine)
  5. JDAM/M4 w/10″ Barrel (Air Force)
  6. TLAM/Beretta (Navy)

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Bob June 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Marines.

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Engineer June 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I think the SF really messed up their shot at this – Army or Marines

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@gg20texas June 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Marines HOORAH !

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Tmash June 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Well this is the Obama administration…so Navy cause what makes more sense than a Navy man runnig a ground war.(sarasm)

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chris June 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm

supposedly Gen. Mattis is the frontrunner, so M16A4

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David E. Formby June 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Obama should fire ALL the so called experts and get military men with successful combat experience as replacements. McChrystal tell them a brief outline of what his plans, tell the department heads what he needs and be honest with the President, even if he wasn't in the R.O.T.C.. Obama needs to listen and let the military WIN!
Two Fifties

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Sgt.Maj. Dan Daly June 22, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Boot General McChrystal.

Send in General Mattis.

Get the Army and SOCOM out of Afghanistan.

Rename Afghanistan, Marinestan.

And we'll wait for China there.

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Tmash June 23, 2010 at 7:53 am

Really? You think the the USMC can go it alone? Not to mention the fact that the SF guys are some of the best trained and most cost effective units on the planets. I say have all convential force leave. And fight dirty with just SF and airpower. I mean that what we did in A-stan to begin with. And if im not mistaken thay took the Kabul and Kandahar before the Marines arrived and set up camp Rhino.

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Dan June 23, 2010 at 11:20 am

You missed the point.

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Kilroy June 22, 2010 at 11:38 pm

I'm there with you! Rename that litterbox Marinestan and we'll wait for the Chinese there.

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Billy June 23, 2010 at 7:28 am

if he gets assigned by obama he is propably a homosexual muslim, who works at the city hall in Chicago that get's promoted to general.
but not after obama gives a great sounding speech that lulles 75% of america right back to sleep….
so the guy will propably use a supersoaker with purple flowers painted on the side… ;-)

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Duke June 23, 2010 at 11:09 am

With Obama in charge? Who knows, maybe "girlscouts!"

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Frank H June 23, 2010 at 11:14 am

General McChrystal for President in 2012!

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TSC December 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm

with you there frank, as an 11B OIF vet , i say let a true warrior bring this country back to the top.

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brian johnson January 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

marines are janitors for the rest of us.

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TopesideDZ January 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Marines can't make a move in Afghanistan without the Army's support, logistical and medical. Marines with their puny 7 month deployments and 7-14 month reset times have it too easy.

Let the Soldiers have at it, whether conventional, Ranger or SF, they are the true professionals.

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