Thursday, March 18, 2010

DITCH BAYONETS!

The U.S. Army has decided that bayonet training is no longer necessary for its recruits. The last official bayonet charge by Army troops occurred during the Korean War (1950-1953). The Army is also ditching the five-mile run as part of its training program, since the ability to do quick short sprints and drag wounded buddies out of vehicles disabled by IEDs seems much more of a necessity for today’s infantry soldier:

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NOTE No. 1: The Marine Corps (as you may have already guessed) is NOT abandoning bayonet training…

NOTE No. 2: Article is posted as of today (18 March 2010), but articles on newspaper and media outlet websites can disappear suddenly, so please check it out soon!

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