Army to cut nearly 50,000 soldiers over 5 years
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In March 2012, the Army plans to launch a five-year troop reduction effort to cut nearly 50,000 soldiers from its ranks using voluntary and involuntary separations and is considering buyouts, reductions in high-year tenure limits and early retirement boards as a means of reducing numbers, Army Service Personnel Chief Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick said, according to an Army Times article.
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