Pentagon May Oust Troops Involuntarily to Meet Reductions in Obama Budget Plan

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The Defense Department may have to force soldiers, Marines or other members of the military out of the services for the first time since the aftermath of the Cold War to achieve the spending reductions in its budget proposal.

The Pentagon plans to cut 67,100 soldiers from active and reserve Army units and the Army National Guard in the five years starting Oct. 1, as well as 15,200 from the active and reserve ranks of the Marine Corps as part of an effort to save $487 billion over a decade, according to the budget sent to Congress today. The Navy and Air Force would lose fewer people — 8,600 and 1,700 respectively — because of their role in a strategic shift toward the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East.

The military will first try buying out contracts or offering bonuses for people to leave, while working to keep those with valuable specialties such as cyber warfare and acquisitions, according to Travis Sharp, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington policy group, who attended a Pentagon briefing for analysts last month.

via Pentagon May Oust Troops Involuntarily to Meet Reductions in Budget Plan – Bloomberg.

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  1. This is another example of how much governments value their soldiers. Bring them back from war zones, provide minimum treatment and send them on the unemployment lines and on food stamps. Is this a what a grateful nation does to their young that have given so much? Americans should be appalled by this. Is there any wonder that the suicide rates of ex soldiers is so high?

    What if there was another war and none of these heroes showed up? I would call it payback to a grateful nation. Does this make my blood boil? You bet.