GAO’s Lepore: Army needs better plan to cut itself down to size

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The Army could shrink to as small at 420,000 soldiers by 2019. That plan includes deactivating 10 Brigade Combat Teams and reorganizing the remaining BCTs. But the way the Army cuts could be more important than the cuts themselves.  Brian Lepore, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, explained to Congress what the Army is doing – and in some cases, doing wrong – about its reorganization plan.  He was on my show today to talk about what he told Congress.

Also on today’s show:  David Hawkings of Roll Call on the budget deal Congress appears to be close to passing; and Social Security Administration Inspector General Patrick O’Carroll on his priorities for 2014.  You can listen to all the interviews on today’s In Depth blog post.