Pentagon says Army layoffs possible

Posted on: 5:44 pm, May 1, 2012, by , updated on: 05:50pm, May 1, 2012

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Senior Pentagon officials say the Army could lay off as many as 24,000 enlisted personnel over the next five year.

Among them? As many as 5,000 officers.

The possible cuts come as the Department of Defense deals with budget cuts and the winding down of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.