U.S. Army cuts, restructures in face of budget cuts

by Kaitlin Walker

The United States Army plans to cut combat brigades and restructure its force in order to save money and deal with budget cuts, according to the Associated Press.

The Army will go from 45 brigades to 32 and will cut the size of its service by about 80,000 soldiers. The size of the remaining brigades, which average 3,500 soldiers, will increase in order to ensure the brigades have enough fighting power in war.

The cuts come as the Defense Department is facing severe budget cuts, which could double if Congress can&undefined;t reach an agreement and across-the-board cuts are implemented.