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OCT 21, 2013 - Huffington Post

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U.S. Army Says Only Two Brigades Fully Trained Amid Budget Cuts, Fiscal Uncertainty

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Two years of budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty have forced the U.S. Army to greatly curtail spending on training, leaving it with only two combat brigades fully prepared to go to war, the Army's top officer said on Monday. "Right now, we have in the Army two brigades that are trained. That's it. Two," General Ray Odierno told a news conference at the annual conference of the Association of the U.S. Army. Odierno's comments came as he and Army Secretary John McHugh discussed the impact of ... Read More

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