Pentagon Chief Plans to Reduce US Army Size
    2014-02-25 03:13:04     Xinhua       Web Editor: Fu Yu

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined on Monday his priorities for 2015 defense budget cut, including plans to reduce the size of the U.S. army to its pre-World War II levels.

The Pentagon chief unveiled his budget-cut proposals as the Obama administration is preparing to pull out most U.S. troops from Afghanistan following an almost 13-year war.

"As we end our combat mission in Afghanistan, this will be the first budget to fully reflect the transition DOD (the Department of Defense) is making after 13 years of war, the longest conflict in our nation's history," said Hagel at a Pentagon press conference.

Among the proposals, Hagel announced his plans to further reduce the size of U.S. Army to between 440,000 to 450,000 active- duty soldiers. This would mark the U.S. Army's smallest force since World War II.

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