In this Wednesday, May 16, 2012 photo, Afghan National Army soldiers walk over M16 rifles placed on the ground during a training at a firing range at the 203 Thunder Corps base in Gardez, Paktia province, Afghanistan. On the Vietnam-era firearms issued to ANA soldiers, firing range instructor Sgt. Said Aga recalled his M16 jamming in the middle of a fierce firefight with the Taliban. "The Americans have really much better equipment than us," he said."Our vehicles and weapons are very weak compared to theirs." But In Kabul, Lt. Col. Timothy M. Stauffer, U. S. Army Director, Public Affairs, rejected the complaints about aging weapons, saying the Afghans get basically the same firearms as U.S. soldiers have.