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Bayonet Count: More Today Than in 1916

Illbay Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 4:12 PM
Repel borders much?

Following up on my post yesterday about the use of horses and bayonets in today's military, the Wall Street Journal breaks down the numbers:

From the department of picayune fact-checking: The U.S. Army has 419,155 bayonets in its inventory. The Marine Corps has about 195,334 bayonets (and has plans to acquire 175,061 more).

That's a total of 614,489 bayonets with 175,061 to be added. Keith Koffler adds everything up:

Given that there were about...