Army to Reduce Size by 40,000

The US Army plans to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years, affecting all its domestic and foreign posts, the Army also planned to cut 17,000 civilian employees.

The cuts would reduce the active-duty Army from its current size of about 490,000 soldiers to about 450,000, its smallest number since before the United States entered World War Two.

US Army ‘to cut 40,000 troops’