This is scary shit…
473,000 full time soldiers and the rest are weekend warriors.
Russia, has well over a million active military and China…millions.
The Army would fall under 1 million soldiers for the first time in 20 years under the new proposal, with active duty Army falling from 485,000 soldiers to 473,000. That number, combined with National Guard and Reserve forces, puts the U.S. total at 998,500 soldiers.
National Guard and Reserve numbers are expected to stay at 336,000 and 189,500 for fiscal 2023, the report says.
h/t Templar Knight