US Army To Cut 40,000 Troops; More Civilian Layoffs Planned
The U.S. Army is reportedly cutting 40,000 troops in the next two years. An additional 17,000 civilian employees could also be laid off.By Leah Becerra | July 7, 2015
The U.S. Army could be preparing to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years, according to a document obtained by USA Today.
Those 40,000 soldiers' jobs would likely be in addition to 17,000 Army civilian employees. (Video via U.S. Department of Defense)
This cut isn't too surprising, though. The Army had previously said it would reduce active-duty troops by 80,000 over five years beginning in 2013.