US forced to import bullets from Israel

US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan — an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed — that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies from Israel.

A government report says that US forces are now using 1.8 billion rounds of small-arms ammunition a year. The total has more than doubled in five years.

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  1. […] This should really help to convince the Iraqis that we’re there for their own good.  Maybe we could use vaccines instead of bullets. […]