Number of Army brigades still up in the air as new chief studies options

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 20, 2015 at 5:13 PM
The final number of Army brigade combat teams the service can assemble at an end strength of 450,000 active-duty soldiers remains in flux as senior leaders weigh their options, according to officials and documents. The considerations come amid a downsizing trajectory that has the Army lose 40,000 soldiers over the next few years from the current force level of 490,000. At that number, the service was slated to have 32 brigade combat teams -- a number that had been on...

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