Friday, September 2, 2011

The Shrinking U.S. Army

U.S. Army May Cut 10 Active-Duty Brigades -- Defense News

The U.S. Army may cut 10 of its 45 active-duty brigade combat teams (BCTs) as it works to meet President Obama's order to slice defense spending, said an Army official familiar with the budget deliberations.

Service leaders are still discussing how many Stryker, heavy or infantry BCTs might get cut and when.

The discussions are part of the budget drills each U.S. military service is undertaking before the Defense Department delivers a plan in October to cut its budget by at least $400 billion.

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My Comment: This fits in with my previous assessments that in the end .... the U.S. military will (overall) be reduced by about 25% from it`s present levels.

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