Army says it may have to cut up to 100,000 soldiers - – Rockford’s News Leader

Army says it may have to cut up to 100,000 soldiers


In the wake of automatic spending cuts, senior Army officials say up to 100,000 troops may have to be cut over the next ten years.

According to Army Secretary John McHugh, unless the spending cuts are stopped, the loss of troops, including reservists, will affect the Army's ability to prepare for missions during times of war. A cut of 80,000 active duty troops is already being planned.

As of now, the Army will have to make $7.6 billion in cuts over the next six months due to sequestration.

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