How effective would swordsmen be in modern infantry?
In 19th century, stone age Zulu army defeated the modernized British army, in WW2, due to lack of ammo, China infantry use swordsmen and riflemen, people think, it won't work, but the Chinese still draw Japan close to running out of nature resource and need to retreat out of China, resulting in Japan invading Pearl Harbour, so they can invade Australia for nature resources. In Soviet Afghan war, Afghan army still use swordsmen and was effective to push Soviet forces out, this is 1970s, If things are that desperate, how effective are swordsmen be in modern warfare, if commanders use correctly.
The US Army M-16 still comes with a bayonet, so I assume our soldiers are still trained on how to use it. So I guess the answer is yes, it can be effective. Personally, I'd rather drop a bomb on the enemy from the air than have to do hand to hand combat no matter how well trained I might be.
I think it depends on the situation. I doubt that it would work in modern America, though.
Have you seen the scene in Indiana Jones where the swordsman walks up with his swinging fancy sword and Indiana shoots him from a distance? That's what sword fighting are in most infantry situations.
The ONLY exception is in close combat where you may not have time to aim the gun or are out of ammo, at which point a knife or sword may be useful.
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