The Pentagon is laying off thousands of military officers, including those serving or who have recently served in Afghanistan.
Defense Department officials said the reductions are the result of mandatory spending cuts imposed by sequestration and are part of their larger plan to reduce the number of U.S. soldiers from 520,000 to 450,000
Roughly 2,600 captains and other officers have or will be laid off, with more expected, Fox News learned Friday.
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