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US Army outlines plans to cut brigades

US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno delivers a briefing during a press conference at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on June 25, 2013. Odierno announced major force structure cuts on Tuesday that will slash the number of brigade combat teams, calling The US Army will scrap 12 combat brigades as part of a budget-cutting plan to slash the size of the force after a decade of war, chief of staff General Ray Odierno said Tuesday.