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John McHugh: Army to Move Forward with Force Reduction Plans

John McHugh
John McHugh

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh has said the military service is moving forward with efforts to reduce its end strength to about 450,000 active-duty troops over the next two fiscal years, Army Times reported Monday.

Jen Judson writes McHugh added the Army has proposed a fiscal 2017 budget to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, but the branch wants to tweak its budget plan to factor emerging global threats.

He told Army Times the branch aims to continue to support U.S. allies through deployment of rotational forces.

“The initiative for the Army in Eastern Europe is one that has caused us to kind of relook at our posture there, but also how to create rotational forces going forward,” McHugh said, the publication reports.

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