U.S. Army to Axe 10 Brigade Combat Teams

Mike O'Brien
Posted: 06/25/2013

The U.S. Army announced on Tuesday that it is cutting 10 brigade combat teams over the next four years.

The cutbacks bring the number of active-duty BCTs down to 33, but Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno warned that an eleventh doomed unit, an overseas brigade, will be identified and announced in the near future.

The move follows the recent announcement of the closure of two BCTs in Germany.

Mike O'Brien
Posted: 06/25/2013