July 8, 2015

THE PEACE DIVIDEND IS WHY RUNNING JEB MATTERS:

Pentagon Set to Announce Massive Army Cutbacks (DAN DE LUCE, JULY 7, 2015, Foreign Policy)

The reductions will shrink the Army to 450,000 troops by October 2017, down from the current level of 490,000, defense officials said.

The Army provided the bulk of the troops in the grinding wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the force rose to a peak of 570,000 in 2012. But the Defense Department is under pressure to contain military spending, and cutting back the largest branch of the armed services offers big savings.

A few hundred thousand left to go...

Posted by at July 8, 2015 12:02 PM
  

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