Another four-year term for President Barack Obama means that the Army will proceed with plans to reduce the number of troops from 570,000 to 490,000, but Republican challenger Mitt Romney has promised to halt or even reverse the drawdown, Philip Ewing writes. However, some experts are skeptical about whether Romney would be able to follow through on his promises. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has said that the troop drawdown may leave the Army more flexible and with a solid core of seasoned soldiers.

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