Pentagon plans to scale down military strength (6)

The Hindu 2014.02.25 08:40
AP U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size in decades in an effort to balance defence needs with budget realities, according to defence officials. Army leaders have been saying for months that they expected to absorb additional troop reductions as the nation prepares to end its combat role in Afghanistan this year.
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