Army approached Congress to make deeper cuts to active-duty numbers, aide says

By Evan Ochsner / December 8, 2022 at 12:14 PM
In the eight months between the rollout of the Army's fiscal year 2023 budget request and this week's release of the compromise defense policy bill , the service determined its recruiting woes mandated a further 21,000-person cut in active-duty troop levels, a congressional aide told Inside Defense. The Army asked Congress to reduce its authorized end strength in FY-23 to 452,000 troops, down from its original FY-23 request for 473,000 active-duty personnel, a Senate Democratic aide familiar with negotiations...

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