The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Military boots in a row.

    U.S. Army Plans to Cut 40,000 Troops

    They reportedly intend to give tens of thousands of soldiers their marching papers by the end of 2017, impacting military bases both at home and abroad. This will reduce the Army’s size to a pre-World War II contingent of 450,000. Another 17,000 civilian employees would also be cut — all in keeping with the new budget’s need to slash $1 trillion in spending. Annual cuts known as sequestration could eliminate another 30,000 soldiers this autumn, putting the military at a disadvantage for tackling the crises of tomorrow.

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