In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
By Glenn Dean
Published: March 3, 2012.
In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a lead-free ammunition program, the new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of how "green" became "more lethal".