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Gen. Daniel Allyn: 14K Army Personnel to Face Layoffs

Gen. Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff at the U.S. Army, has said the service branch plans to lay off another 14,000 uniformed personnel as it works to reduce its total military personnel to approximately 980,000 by 2018, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Allyn told Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee members …

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Gen. Philip Breedlove Wants Pause on EUCOM Troop Reductions

Philip Breedlove, chief of the U.S. European Command, has said the command needs additional troops in order to respond to the threat of Russian military action, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes that EUCOM moved some forces to the continent’s eastern region after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean region earlier …

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James Amos Updates Marine Corps 2016 Drawdown Numbers

Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, has revealed that another 8,000 Marines may have to leave active duty as a result of defense budget cuts, Military Times reported Wednesday. Dan Lamothe writes that number comes on top of a planned drawdown of 20,000 personnel by late 2016 that …

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