Army cuts force size

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army is significantly cutting the total number of soldiers it expects to have in the force over the next two years, as the U.S. military faces what a top general called “unprecedented challenges” in bringing in recruits.

Army officials on Tuesday said the service will fall about 10,000 soldiers short of its planned end strength for this fiscal year, and prospects for next year are grimmer. Army Gen. Joseph Martin, vice chief of staff for the Army, said it is projecting it will have a total force of 466,400 this year, down from the expected 476,000. And the service could end 2023 with between 445,000 and 452,000 soldiers, depending on how well recruiting and retention go.

With just two and a half months to go in the fiscal year, the Army has achieved just 50% of its recruiting goal of 60,000 soldiers, according to Lt. Col. Randee Farrell, spokeswoman for Army Secretary Christine Wormuth. Based on those numbers and trends, it is likely the Army will miss the goal by nearly 25% as of Oct. 1. If the shortfalls continue, Martin said, they could have an impact on readiness.
 

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Bring back the draft - problem solved! A two-year obligation would be especially good for many coming out of high school who are undecided about their future plans. After their service the GI Bll would be available to them to help finance their college education if they so choose.
 

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Bring back the draft - problem solved! A two-year obligation would be especially good for many coming out of high school who are undecided about their future plans. After their service the GI Bll would be available to them to help finance their college education if they so choose.

The way things are going with Russia and China we might have to do that.
 

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Bring back the draft - problem solved! A two-year obligation would be especially good for many coming out of high school who are undecided about their future plans. After their service the GI Bll would be available to them to help finance their college education if they so choose.
4 million people turned 18 last year.
How big would you like the Pentagon budget to be?
 
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Bring back the draft - problem solved! A two-year obligation would be especially good for many coming out of high school who are undecided about their future plans. After their service the GI Bll would be available to them to help finance their college education if they so choose.

Forcing people to be in the Army that don't want to be there will hurt readiness far more than falling short of recruiting goals.
 

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Bring back the draft - problem solved! A two-year obligation would be especially good for many coming out of high school who are undecided about their future plans. After their service the GI Bll would be available to them to help finance their college education if they so choose.
Think that's already in place..