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Pentagon Plans To Shrink Army To Pre-World War II Level

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CHUCK HAGEL
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel holds a briefing at the Pentagon, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) | AP
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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to shrink the United States Army to its smallest force since before the World War II buildup and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets in a new spending proposal that officials describe as the first Pentagon budget to aggressively push the military off the war footing adopted after the terror attacks of 2001.

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