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:
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!