Why US special-operations units still use old-school weapons

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The US military's special-operations units still use a number of weapons been in service for decades.

Those weapons have stood the test of time and are still effective in the more-than-capable hands of American operators.

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Have you ever heard the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

Well, this adage comes to mind when I think about the M2 Browning .50 caliber machine gun and the M79 grenade launcher. Both of these weapons have a very long, respected history and are still in service.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: GREEN BERET: This is how we're different from US Navy SEALsSee Also:Pompeo says the West is winning. The rest of the West isn't so sureRarely seen footage from the battle of Iwo Jima reveals more about the US troops who fought and died thereThe Air Force is going to miss its goal for training pilots this yearSEE ALSO: A Navy SEAL and an Army Ranger explain the difference between these elite tiers