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Guest commentary: How much Army is enough?

9:42 PM, Feb. 26, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with U.S. troops in December at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Hagel has proposed reducing the active-duty Army to 450,000.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with U.S. troops in December at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Hagel has proposed reducing the active-duty Army to 450,000.
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The Pentagon's new strategy calls for an active-duty Army of 450,000 soldiers - the fewest number of full-time soldiers since before World War II.

That would be just 10 percent less than the average since the mid-1990s to halfway through the Bush years - not a huge change. Marines and Army Guardsmen and Reservists would be cut slightly less, in percentage terms.

Even so, how much is enough? Since 1992, the U.S. has based its planning for ground forces around the possibility of fighting two large regional wars at once. We thought they'd be Iraq and North Korea. They turned out to be Iraq and ...

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