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Cuts Will Leave US Army with 450,000 Troops

A recently announced troop-reduction plan will leave the U.S. Army with a cumulative cut of 120,000 soldiers since 2012, a 21 percent drawdown, the Army’s director of force management told reporters Thursday. Brigadier General Randy George said the Army would reduce its force strength from 490,000 to 475,000 by the end of fiscal 2016, then to 460,000 by the end of fiscal 2017 and to 450,000 by the end of fiscal 2018. That's an overall cut of 40,000 troops. According to data given...

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