Saturday, November 1, 2014

Army Is Downsizing Too Fast

Manpower officials within the United States military are concerned that the U.S. Army may be downsizing too quickly. Assumptions were made in 2012 about what the Army size should be based on the Iraq conflict ending in 2011 (at least for the U.S.) and the Afghan War ending in December 2014. However, events have turned those expectations into dashed dreams. The Taliban are as strong as ever in Afghanistan and Iraq is a mess. Couple that with Russia's intervention in the Ukraine and potential hot spots in Asia and you have a gloomy picture of the world. Read more in "Personnel chief: Army may be drawing down too fast", Army Times, October 26, 2014.

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