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US Army to cut 80,000 troops by 2017 to reduce budget

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 11:01

The United States Army has announced to reduce its strength by a whopping 80,000 by 2017 as part of a budget-cutting plan, making it one of the largest force reductions since World War II.

Curtailing of defence budget to throw new challenges: Panetta

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 11:50

The Pentagon is faced with challenge to maintain a force strong enough to meet the challenges of the future, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

US defence budget 2013 to be heavier?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 23:41

US House panel pressed ahead with a heavier version of the 2013 US defence budget adding billions to Obama`s budget.

Pentagon cuts size of US Army, Marines

Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2012, 08:59

The changes US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta described at a news conference are numerous but hardly dramatic.

Citing deficit, Gates moves to cut US defense budget

Last Updated: Friday, January 07, 2011, 09:01

The proposed cuts will require reducing the size of the Army and the Marine Corps.

Obama signs military budget bill; Pak to get $2.3 bn

Last Updated: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 12:28

US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a USD 680-billion defence budget bill that provides USD 2.3 billion military assistance to Pakistan with tough condition to make sure that the funds are not squandered or diverted to affect the "balance of power in the region".