June 25, 2013

SO MUCH DONE, SO MUCH YET TO DO:

Army to Cut 80,000 Soldiers, Chief Says (PAUL D. SHINKMAN, June 25, 2013, US News)

The U.S. Army will shrink by about 80,000 soldiers by 2017, its top officer said Tuesday, as the military slashes budgets and draws down from a decade of two ground wars overseas.

Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, announced Tuesday afternoon that the service would downsize the number of Brigade Combat Teams from 45 to 33 by 2017, reducing the Army from a high of 570,000 to 490,000 soldiers.

Posted by at June 25, 2013 6:11 PM
  

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