Up Close And Personal

 July 27, 2011: While the U.S. Army eliminated bayonet drills from basic training last year, the U.S. Marine Corps has not. The marines kept it not so much for developing weapons skills, but for mentally conditioning marines for combat. The bayonet drills are part of larger program emphasizing one-on-one combat. The army does this, to a lesser extent, and now without bayonet training.

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