Part-Time Forces on Active Duty Decline Steeply
By ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID S. CLOUD (new york times)
The number of Reserve and National Guard troops on domestic and overseas missions has fallen to about 138,000 from 220,000.
And what's this???
U.K. Memo Cites Plans For Troop Reduction
By Glenn Frankel and Josh White
Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, July 11, 2005; Page A01
LONDON, July 10 -- The United States and Britain are drawing up plans to withdraw the majority of their troops from Iraq by the middle of next year, according to a secret memo written for British Prime Minister Tony Blair by Defense Secretary John Reid.
The paper, which is marked "Secret -- UK Eyes Only," said "emerging U.S. plans assume that 14 out of 18 provinces could be handed over to Iraqi control by early 2006," allowing a reduction in overall U.S.-led forces in Iraq to 66,000 troops. The troop level is now at about 160,000, including 138,000 American troops, according to a military spokesman in Baghdad.

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