Hagel Plans to Downsize Army


hagelDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel is seeking to reduce the U.S. Army to a size unprecedented in recent decades, according to a report  from The New York Times.

Under his budget proposal, the Army force will be its smallest since before the World War II buildup. The Army would drop from a post-9/11 peak of 570,000 active-duty soldiers to less than 450,000. Also as part of the plan, an entire class of Air Force jets will be retired.

“You have to always keep your institution prepared, but you can’t carry a large land-war Defense Department when there is no large land war,” one Pentagon official said. Read more at The New York Times.

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  1. The gutting of our military at the expense of beefing up our welfare system.

    Al-Queda must really be licking their filthy troglodyte chops about now…..

    Thanks, Obama.

  2. Obama is doing a great job, brankrupt the country, down size the military, and distrupt the economy and medical care. Now what does that leave us, a 3rd world country.

  3. Hagel is an Obama mouthpiece. These people are trying in every way possible, to weaken America. It’s time we wake up and stop voting for these liberals. Who cares if he says he likes Israel, they are destroying any democracy and decency that exists.