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US: Army Sees Uphill Recruiting Battle

The Army has closed the books on one of the leanest recruiting years since it became an all-volunteer service. It missed its enlistment target by the widest margin since 1979. Many in Congress believe the Army needs to get bigger perhaps by 50,000 soldiers over its current 1 million in order to meet its overseas commitments, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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