The best counter to insurgency is the sniper. First off, an elite training program provides a natural system for producing skilled snipers. Even better, not every sniper needs to be good enough to make a kill at 2.27 kilometers. A kilometer is plenty good enough in the majority of situations. That range is good enough for most well trained soldiers who get plenty of practice. The real effort has to go into concealment or speedy extraction.
World's longest sniper kill - 2.47km twice!
By Mike Hanlon
May 5, 2010