“Obama officials say that the smaller fighting force reflects budget realities”
That’s political B.S. because the “budget realities” are from his chosen increases in the government entitlement state.
Second, the DOD needs to moderate any impact on the pay and benefits for soldiers by first drastically cutting the bloated DOD bureaucracy in Washington D.C.
This is a man caused disaster budget from the divider in chief. The community organizer is throwing out more red meat for the Dim base and starting another divisive crisis to move the subject off of Democratcare.