ARLINGTON, VA €” The Department of the Army announced Wednesday they are determined to eliminate all operational memory from more than a decade of fighting the Global War on Terror.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh made it clear that these kind of cuts were necessary in the post-Afghanistan Army, despite having troops deployed in the field. €œThe Army has acquired a lot of useless knowledge that we €™re currently in the process of purging from our data banks in the Pentagon, € McHugh said.
Cuts to personnel have been the Army €™s greatest reduction of all, as mid-level officers and NCOs alike have fled the Army €™s bureaucracy in droves.
€œPersonnel cuts and a hiring freeze are set to take effect. It €™s a good start. € said Assistant Secretary of the Army Thomas Lamont. €œWe have to go further however, and branches like the Army have to realize they €™ve had it easy with learning invaluable lessons in counter-terrorism and counterinsurgency. €
Lamont stressed that once finished, the Army wouldn €™t even remember having fought such a conflict.