US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to propose reducing the US Army to its smallest size since before World War Two on Monday.
Hagel’s proposal is expected to feature a scheduled drop of troops from 570,000 post-9/11 to between 440,000 and 450,000, according to a piece in The New York Times. This would be the smallest army since 1940.
It says that the expected proposal is based around both spending concerns — as well as President Obama’s promises to end two different long-term military campaigns.
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