Gates Cuts General/Flag Officer Positions

As he says,

I have approved the elimination of more than a hundred general-officer and flag-officer positions out of the roughly 900 currently on the books. Of those, 28 are billets that were created after 9/11, primarily for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They will be reduced as appropriate, as major troop deployments wind down.

It’s the right move as we (finally) start moving away from our war-time posture. There’s still more that can be done though.

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