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US Army restructures BCTs

3rd July 2013 - 12:45 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Arcata


The US Army announced changes in late June in its structure and future combat organisations that will reflect a 14% reduction.

Some of the changes are already underway, with the remainder to be implemented between now and 2017 that will see the army’s active component reduced from a 2010 total of 570,000 down to 490,000.

The force reductions will allow the army to meet its share of the 2011 Budget Control Act savings, which called for a reduction in the DoD budget by $485 billion over several years. The army’s share of that total is approximately $170 billion.

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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