Shrinking US military: Hagel proposes cutting Army to smallest in decades, closing more bases

  • by: ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 24, 2014 - 10:24 PM

WASHINGTON — Looking beyond America's post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a "more volatile, more unpredictable" world with a more nimble military.

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