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NEWS ANALYSIS: Army to slash ranks in budget-cutting move

8:22 PM, Jul. 1, 2013
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The Army has outlined plans to slash its ranks to meet budget-cutting goals, affecting posts from New York to Washington state, and more cuts could be in store.

The Army's reduction of 80,000 soldiers, announced in 2012 as part of a budget deal between the White House and Congress, will occur over the next four years, Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army's chief of staff, told reporters. The Pentagon's share of the cut was $487 billion.

If the automatic cuts known as sequestration continue, the reductions in Army forces will be much deeper, Odierno said, forcing the Army to shed as many as 100,000 ...

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