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The size of the regular US army in 2023 may be the minimum since 1940

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The US military budget for 2023 could leave the size of the US military at its lowest level since 1940. If the project proposed by the Biden administration is passed by Congress, then as early as next year, only 473 fighters will serve in the regular US army. This indicator has not been observed for more than 000 years.


It is worth noting that after the end of the Cold War, the peak of the reduction of American troops came in 1999. But even at that time, the size of the regular army in the United States was 478 people.

The project proposed the day before by the Joseph Biden administration provides for the reduction of the regular army from the current 485 thousand to 473 thousand people. The size of the US National Guard will remain within the current limits: 336 active fighters and 500 reservists.

The total strength of the US armed forces (including the Navy) should be reduced to 998 soldiers. On this occasion, many experts note that for a long time there has not been a situation when less than 500 million people served in the American troops.

According to representatives of the Pentagon, the above-mentioned measures to reduce the army are not caused by a budget deficit. The reason, in their words, lies in the difficulties associated with the recruitment of "quality" military personnel.

At the same time, it is reported that the size of the regular army, according to the plan of the military leadership, will again grow to 485 people in the next 000 years. However, these will be more "combat-ready" troops. Where they will come from in this case, the US administration does not say.

The Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) is allegedly already implementing certain innovations in its recruitment strategy. It is not yet clear whether this approach will bring the expected result, but it is already clear that the US military is now in a serious crisis.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 29 March 2022 11: 45
    +3
    They should fight colonies, such as NATO and the European Union, the Yankees will only send instructors, but they will throw weapons. There will be no war on the territory of the United States, therefore, even though there are 100000 soldiers in their army, they don’t care!
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 29 March 2022 11: 47
      +1
      The US military budget for 2023 may leave the size of the US army at its lowest level since 1940
      Before they stole, before they sawed. what With such a budget.
    2. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 29 March 2022 11: 51
      +6
      The reason, in their words, lies in the difficulties associated with the recruitment of "quality" military personnel.
      And where to get "quality"? The burgers have done their job - many warriors cannot get through the hatches, well, tolerance has knocked down the orderly ranks of the military, turning them into "fighting homosexuals" .... fellow
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 29 March 2022 11: 46
    +2
    The size of the regular US army in 2023 may be the minimum since 1940
    It is clear that money is not being spent MUCH!!! that's just how, for what ...
    A modern army is an expensive pleasure, but it is necessary to maintain a reasonable balance.
  3. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 29 March 2022 11: 47
    +1
    Where they will come from in this case, the US administration does not say.
    probably from immigrated colleagues in the IT industry and will get a disadvantage what Well, or from the immigrant "intelligentsia".
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 March 2022 11: 51
    +3
    Reducing the army by some 12 thousand will not cause much damage to the United States, moreover, they will not even feel it. In addition, the Americans so dispersed the hysteria of the Russian threat that the European armies began to increase the number of personnel and weapons. Now, if they announced that they were reducing the number of their bases abroad, then this would be of interest for discussion.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 29 March 2022 11: 58
    +2
    To be honest, I don’t believe it. Now, under this noise that they made with Ukraine, they will still raise the number and increase the budget.
    1. gansales
      gansales 29 March 2022 12: 03
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      To be honest, I don’t believe it. Now, under this noise that they made with Ukraine, they will still raise the number and increase the budget.

      Assistance for 1 lard to the outskirts for the next year has already been allocated to the budget
  6. gansales
    gansales 29 March 2022 12: 02
    +2
    Why does the US need an army .. They usually fight to the last Ukranazi, etc.
  7. sen
    sen 29 March 2022 12: 11
    +1
    The reason, in their words, lies in the difficulties associated with the recruitment of "quality" military personnel.

    Where do they come from because of the domestic policy pursued by the United States. Drug addicts, transgender people, etc.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 29 March 2022 12: 32
    +1
    The reason, in their words, lies in the difficulties associated with the recruitment of "quality" military personnel.
    And why so? And transvestites, homosexuals, lesbians, LGBT people are no longer warriors? laughing
    1. LAWNER
      LAWNER 29 March 2022 12: 42
      0
      For a war in Micronesia with the support of the AG, it will do ... laughing
  9. strannik1985
    strannik1985 29 March 2022 12: 49
    +3
    In fact, everything is very simple, a provocation with Ukraine (a military operation against the L / DPR, which was prepared especially without hiding) is needed to oppose Russia to Europe, reduce (ideally stop) gas / oil supplies, recreate the iron curtain, force the Russian population to repent European countries, increase military spending, the number of armies, etc. And the US itself, at this time, will deal with China. Southeast Asia needs, first of all, the Navy and the Air Force (an expensive pleasure in itself), but the Army to a lesser extent.