August 1, 2014
IT'S A START:
Army to force 550 majors to leave the service (LOLITA C. BALDOR, 8/01/14, Associated Press)
About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.Gen. John Campbell, the vice chief of the Army, acknowledged Friday that telling troops in a war zone that they're out of a job is a difficult task. But he said some of the soldiers could join the National Guard or the Army Reserve.The decision to cut Army majors comes on the heels of a move to slash nearly 1,200 captains from the ranks.
If Morsi had down-sized the military Egypt would be a democracy today.Posted by Orrin Judd at August 1, 2014 10:13 PM