“I remind everybody that us leaving at the end of 2011 was negotiated in 2008 by the Bush administration."
Odierno says most of the officers who will be removed from the ranks have served "honorably and heroically on battlefields
Cutting the Pentagon budget is in the interests of the vast majority of Americans who would rather that our tax dollars be used for domestic needs -- including by lowering taxes on working people -- than for foreign wars, foreign military bases, and exotic science fiction weapons systems.
"Right now, we have in the Army two brigades that are trained. That's it. Two," General Ray Odierno told a news conference
Odierno sat down in his spacious Pentagon office with The Huffington Post to talk about the growing number of Army suicides
Cuts beyond the 2014 fiscal year would jeopardize the Army's new weapons programs and further erode training for soldiers
"Readiness cuts aren't always visible, but these cuts are having and will continue to have very damaging effects," he said
An Army officer being promoted to brigadier general openly acknowledged her homosexuality on Friday by having her wife pin
Under the administration's budget blueprint, the Army is scheduled to reduce from 570,000 to 490,000 troops, a reduction