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** FILE ** In this Jan. 24, 2012, file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Army plans to slash the number of combat brigades from 45 to as low as 32, and broadly restructure its fighting force to save money and cut the size of the service by about 80,000 soldiers, according to U.S. officials familiar with the plans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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** FILE ** In this Jan. 24, 2012, file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Army plans to slash the number of combat brigades from 45 to as low as 32, and broadly restructure its fighting force to save money and cut the size of the service by about 80,000 soldiers, according to U.S. officials familiar with the plans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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