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Pentagon's plan: Cut Army to pre-WWII level

Pentagon's plan: Cut Army to pre-WWII level
Posted February 24th, 2014 @ 11:34am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – The US Army may soon shrink to a level not seen since before it geared up to fight Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan simultaneously. In a spending proposal to be unveiled today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlines plans to cut the Army to around 450,000 soldiers, its lowest level since 1940, and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets, officials tell the New York Times. Insiders describe the budget as the first to try to move the military off its post-9/11 war footing.

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