Caution, Hope Drive Army's Plan To Slow End-Strength Decline

By Sebastian Sprenger / February 2, 2015 at 6:06 PM
The Army's plan to reduce the pace by which it sheds soldiers is driven by fears that too few forces would be able to respond to global crises and by hopes that savings can be found elsewhere during the next few years, officials said. The service's fiscal year 2016 budget proposal sticks to the previous reduction targets of 450,000 troops, or 420,000 if sequestration remains the law, down from the 490,000 level to be reached at the end of FY-15...

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