I didn't know it was a debate here,
Some of the forum posts remind me of the comedy film; Team America, World Police; www.imdb.com
. To think it will go to that level in the grand ole US of A is a bit of a stretch.
As for the use of Rugers by the US armed forces, I recall as a teen(mid 1980s) reading a cool book about the US military & the uniforms, units & firearms of SE Asia. The USAF security police; SPs, & the other troops used a few Ruger Security-Six & Speed Six .38spl duty revolvers. S&W had many milspec contracts but Ruger had a small amt too.