Army Cutting 40K Troops As Russia And ISIS Threats Increse

The U.S. Army is cutting 40,000 troops over the course of the next two years. The reduction in the military fighting force will impact all Army domestic and foreign posts, according to USA Today. The cuts in the number of active duty soldiers comes as ISIS ranks continue to increase, and President Obama is still working on a plan to address the terrorism threats posed by the Islamic State.
On Monday, Obama told military officials at the Pentagon that he and top generals had not yet discussed the possibility of putting more boots on the ground to fight ISIS. There are currently 3,500 American soldiers in Iraq.

“This will not be quick — this is a long-term campaign,” President Obama stated after he met with Pentagon officials.

In addition to the 40,000 troops which will be cut from the U.S. Army, a total of 17,000 civilian employees are also reportedly set to lose their jobs.
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