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Report: US Army to Shrink to Pre-World War II Levels

The New York Times says the Obama administration is preparing to shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest size since before World War II.   Pentagon officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Times Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will call for reducing the number of soldiers to between 440,000 and 450,000 over the coming years.    The Pentagon was already planning to cut the size of the Army, which had grown to 570,000 in the wake of the September 11, 2001,...

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