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The number of the American army in 2022 was reduced by 20 thousand people

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The number of the American army in 2022 was reduced by 20 thousand people

As 2023 approaches, everyone directly or indirectly associated with the US Army, from recruiting services to senior officers and Congress, is closely monitoring whether the army can stop the decline in numbers that it is now experiencing.


In 2022, the U.S. military is already facing a shortage of 15 recruits, which has reduced its total size authorized by Congress by 000 soldiers and continues to decline. There were many reasons. One of them was that in recent years, confidence in the US army and the status of American servicemen among fellow countrymen has noticeably decreased.

The shortage of recruits is greatly influenced by their unfitness for medical reasons or legal issues. A fairly large percentage, and to be more precise, up to 77% of candidates for military service from 17 to 21 years old have a different level of unsuitability. There are also individuals who have had problems with the law, drugs, and, of course, with health.

At this point, recruiting officials have expressed concern that numbers will not be able to recover to the required numbers in the state in fiscal 2023. Many of the command staff told Congress that, in their opinion, the number of personnel of the U.S. military personnel (excluding fleet, apparently) will be reduced to 445-000 troops. The figures of 452 thousand were called compromise.

For now, it is not clear how the ongoing drawdown will affect ongoing and planned operations by the Pentagon. However, despite the notable shortfall, military officials insist that the army will be able to meet all its needs with fewer troops, pointing out that a potential restructuring of battlegroups can help with this.

Many in the American media that study this topic are asking the same question. If the potential and quantitative strength of the army is reduced, will the requirements and complexity of the tasks performed be proportionally reduced?
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  1. voice of reason
    voice of reason 28 December 2022 08: 37
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    Direct connection with the promotion of LGBT values. Tolerasty do not even want to serve in the army and fight. Give them a more glamorous job ...
  2. alexey_444
    alexey_444 28 December 2022 08: 45
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    Americans need not worry, the downs are ready to fight in their place, there is a queue. the end of the Roman Empire began with this, everyone and sundry fought for the Roman Empire, but the day came when the same Ukrainians figured out, like barbarians in their time, why fight in the cold trenches when you can come to the warm cities of America, the fence with Mexico will not save against tanks .
  3. Boniface
    Boniface 28 December 2022 08: 51
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    where to get fighters if all of America and Europe is inundated with advertisements of non-traditional relationships and the cult of sexism - normal boys degenerate !!! It's only the beginning
  4. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 28 December 2022 08: 56
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    In this case, we are talking about the ground forces, without the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. In the United States, the Department of Defense has three junior ministries, respectively, the army, air force and navy. The Marine Corps is independent in many matters, autonomous, but is under the jurisdiction of the Naval Ministry.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 28 December 2022 08: 58
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    If there are such problems, then you will have to remember about conscription in the army, as it was during the years of the Vietnam War. Especially black (African American) loafers through the roof, so there is someone to call. There the Latinos for the promise of US citizenship.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 28 December 2022 09: 05
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    Why US soldiers? One or two units of specialists are enough to undermine a Japanese ship and draw Japan into a war with China. To blow up a home for the disabled in Poland and drag it into the war in Ukraine.
    And then just chop grandmas