Also, the figures reflect only officers who were in command positions.The numbers don’t include what could be hundreds of officers fired from otherjobs, such as administrative or other military posts.Military officials said they only collect data on officers in command who are fired.
The Army is the largest of the military services, reaching a peak of about 570,000 activeduty soldiers at the height of the Iraq war.It is supposed to cut 80,000 troops by 2017.The Marine Corps is the smallest service, with about 202,000 at its peak during the warsand is set to slim down to about 182,000. The Navy has about 322,000 active dutyforces and the Air Force has about 328,000.
AFGHANISTAN WAR REPORTS
Polish Special Forces Officer KilledIn Afghanistan:
“A Number Of Troops Were Also InjuredBy Incoming Fire From Insurgents”
23.01.2013 Polskie Radio S.AUPDATED - Captain Krzysztof Wo
niak was killed during an “anti-terrorist action” lastnight in the eastern Ghazni province in Afghanistan.Captain Wo
niak is the first Polish commando to die in action during a foreign mission.The 36 year-old met his death as insurgents opened fire during an operation involvingcommandos from the Polish GROM special services, Colonel Miroslaw Ochyra, aspokesman for the Polish Armed Forces Operational Command has told Polish Radio.Krzysztof Wo
niak was on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, where Poland currentlyhas over 2,000 troops stationed, and has left a wife and three children.Thirty five Polish troops, including a medic, have been killed in action in Afghanistan,with at least 100 soldiers wounded. (pg)