Wednesday, October 27, 2010

U.S. Army Budget Cuts Will Not Impact The Number Of Personnel According To U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George Casey

Photo: U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George Casey

Army Chiefs Promise $28bn Savings And No Cuts In Troop Numbers (Out Of A $544bn Defence Budget) -- The Daily Mail

Top U.S. Army officials say they have met Pentagon cost-cutting targets that should allow them to extend the short time between troops' return to action that has been blamed for rising suicide rates.

In recent years soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan have been able to spend just 12 to 15 months at home before being sent back to a warzone.

It was feared that the Pentagon's imposition of $28 billion in cuts would force a reduction in troop numbers, and maintain that short home stay for soldiers, or worse, cut it further.

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My Comment: I fail to see how you can cut the budget .... but still maintain the same number of personnel. But what is worse is that everyone knows that in the next year or two more budget cuts are coming down the pipeline .... and where these cuts will come from will (probably) be from the number of personnel and their support structures.

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