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Budget Cuts To Slash U.S. Army To Smallest Since Before World War Two

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February 24, 2014 AT 3:07 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, previewing the Pentagon's ideas on how to adapt to government belt-tightening, said the defense budget would be the first to look beyond 13 years of conflict, shifting away from long-term ground wars like Iraq and Afghanistan. Hagel announced that the Pentagon would shrink the U.S. Army to pre-World War Two levels, eliminate the popular A-10 aircraft and reduce military benefits in order to meet 2015 spending caps, setting up an election-year fight with the Congress over national defense priorities.