Taking a jab at Mitt Romney's view on the size of the Navy at the presidential debate on foreign policy, President Barack Obama quipped about the military having "fewer horses and bayonets." In reality, the Army currently has more than 419,000 bayonets in its inventory while the Marine Corps has more than 195,000 on hand and plans to purchase and additonal 175,000 this year. Bayonets remain standard issue for Marines, but they are not always carried in combat missions, ABC News reports.
Despite debate quip, military owns thousands of bayonets
UPDATED 19:49 PM EDT, October 23, 2012