The Marine Corps has decided to have new recruits shoot their M16s with optics. To me, this is good news. From all that I have read, Marines are shooting far better in combat using optics than they ever did with irons. This decision is a pilot program to find out if the Corps will have better shooting Marines because of the optics, and could be reversed if the data comes back unfavorable. Also, new recruits will still be taught how to use iron sights, so it's not like they will be going anywhere anytime soon.
Found at Ace of Spades.