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Retired head of US naval ops says Marines can safely cut 10,000 troops

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2013/02/marine-retired-navy-4-star-gary-roughead-says-usmc-can-cut-another-10k-022613/ Retired Navy 4-star: USMC can cut another 10K By James K. Sanborn - Staff writer Posted : Tuesday Feb 26, 2013 18:11:23 EST The Navy’s former top officer has suggested cutting the Marine Corps by an additional 10,000 personnel, dropping the service’s manning levels to approximately 172,000, as part of an aggressive proposal to cut costs and reorganize the Defense Department. Adm. Gary Roughead, who retired in late 2011 as the chief of naval operations, has co-authored a paper arguing that if the military makes significant changes to its structure and priorities, the Corps could fulfill its roll as the nation’s “forced-entry and initial-response capability” with far fewer bodies. The paper, which Roughead wrote with Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schak...

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