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US Army’s $178B budget request for FY21 shrinks, but remains focused on modernization

The Army’s end strength is expected to continue growing in FY21. The service adjusted its goals in FY20 after a bad recruiting year in 2019, but has updated its FY20 end strength target by 5,000 soldiers to 485,000 in the regular component. The Army anticipates it will reach an end strength of 485,900 in the active force in FY21, after predicting in the FY20 budget request that it would only grow by 2,000 a year. According to a footnote, the Army will transfer 100 of those soldiers to the U.S. Space Force.

Article source: https://www.defensenews.com/smr/federal-budget/2020/02/10/us-armys-178b-budget-request-for-fy21-shrinks-but-remains-focused-on-modernization/

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