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February 24, 2014 10:23 am

Report: Pentagon Budget Proposal Will Reduce Military to Pre-WWII Size

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Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Fox News – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will reportedly propose a Pentagon budget that will shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest number since 1940 and eliminate an entire class of Air Force attack jets.

The New York Times reported late Sunday that Hagel’s proposal, which will be released to lawmakers and the public on Monday, will call for a reduction in size of the military that will leave it capable of waging war, but unable to carry out protracted occupations of foreign territory, as in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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