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As Army Shrinks, Young Officers Being Pushed Out

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April 21, 2014 AT 11:16 AM
After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military. But as the wars wind down and Pentagon budgets shrink, a lot of them are being told they have to leave. During the peak war years, the Army grew to about 570,000, as commanders worked to fill combat brigades and support units to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. Already down to about 522,000, the Army must shrink to 490,000 by October 2015, and then to 450,000 two years later.