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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 18:08
Pentagon plans to shrink US Army to pre-WWII level
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The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before World War II, signalling a shift after more than a decade of ground wars.

Saying it was time to "reset" for a new era, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel recommended shrinking American forces from 520,000 active duty troops to between 440,000 and 450,000.

In a speech outlining the proposed defence budget, he said that after Iraq and Afghanistan, US military leaders no longer plan to "conduct long and large stability operations."
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