This story has been around for a couple weeks, but it keeps getting picked up…, by :
Annual ammunition usage has more than doubled over the last five years and the government estimates that American forces use 1.8 billion bullets annually. Experts point out that since bombs and artillery have killed a number of insurgents, the 250,000 is actually a low estimate.
Perhaps our soldiers should spend some time in the off season at a paintball range to boast their percentages. Though to be fair, some ammunition is used for target practice. So in combat, it’s likely to be only 150,000 per kill.
But have no fear, our “good friend” Israel is more than happy to sell us the ammunition and make some money off us on the side.
How’s that quote from George Washington go? Something something… “entangling alliances”, etc etc. Baahhh, who cares.