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Hagel outlines cuts to Army, U-2, A-10 jets

Posted: February 25, 2014 at 4:28 a.m.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey listens as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where he recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined a five-year Pentagon budget Monday that proposes to shrink Army forces to fewer than before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, while retiring older weapons including the U-2 spy plane and the A-10 attack aircraft.

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