US could reduce Army by further 15%: Chuck Hagel

Last Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 08:36

Washington: The US Army could be reduced by a further 15 percent, with cuts to the numbers of full-time active soldiers as well as reserves, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday.
He said a review found that priority missions could be handled with between 420,000 and 450,000 active troops -- compared to the current 490,000 envisaged after cuts -- and between 490,000 and 530,000 reserves, rather than 555,000.

AFP



First Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 08:36

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