Why You Can't Stop the AK-47 (Millions In Service)
The National Interest -

Blake Franko

History, World

People all around the world love this rugged and deadly weapon.

Key Point: Russia made a reliable assault rifle that was an instant classic. Here's how it became ubiquitous across many battlefields.

Last year, fighters from the Free Syrian Army ran American special-operations forces out of a town near the Turkish border, hurling insults like “infidels,” “crusaders,” “dogs” and “pigs.” These fighters, who are actively benefiting from U.S. support, brandished the most...

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