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Monday, February 24, 2014

Pentagon Chief Proposes Shrinking Army Even More

In a speech today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will recommend cutting an additional 40,000 to 50,000 active-duty members from the Army, which had already been scheduled for troop cuts after more than a decade of war.

The cuts would make the U.S. Army its smallest since World War II. Hagel will also propose cutting an entire class of Air Force attack jets.

Mark Thompson has been covering the story for Time magazine and joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti with details.

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