As ISIS and Putin March, U.S. To Cut 40,000 More Army Troops By 2017

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Jul 07, 2015 4:30 PM
As ISIS and Putin March, U.S. To Cut 40,000 More Army Troops By 2017

If you thought sequestration was over, you're wrong. 

As ISIS continues its march across the Middle East, as Russia's Putin becomes more aggressive and as the Chinese continue to build military islands in the ocean, the United States is planning to cut 40,000 more troops from the Army by 2017. More from Reuters:

The U.S. Army plans to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years, affecting all its domestic and foreign posts, USA Today reported on Tuesday, citing a plan it said was due to be announced this week.

For what it's worth, Putin put 40,000 Russian troops on full alert for military exercises in March

What could possibly go wrong?