Apr 19, 2017

The U.S. Military is Shrinking.

The PEW folks are out with an interesting profile of the Armed Services.


PEW finds

"There were 1,340,533 active-duty troops in 2015 (including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard). This marks the smallest active-duty force since 2001, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). In addition, the share of Americans serving in the active-duty military has declined marginally to 0.4% of the population in 2015 (down from 0.5% in 2009)."



Will muscle flexing by the Trump Administration change that decline?


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