• Why the military still uses bayonets

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

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    The US military has fielded bayonets since it fought the British for independence.
    Battlefields are far different now, but modern bayonets are more than a pointy spear tip.
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    As far as fascinating gear goes, bayonets gotta be near the top. Americans fought the British armed with rifles and bayonets. Ever since then, the United States military has fielded bayonets in some fashion or another. Bayonet charges were quite common when your rifle's fire rate was two rounds per minute and cavalry on horseback could rout a troop. These...
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