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Corps to shrink by 5,000 Marines under defense compromise bill


The latest compromise defense bill calls for reduction in the size of the Corps by 5,000 Marines. The Marine Corps currently has roughly 186,200 Marines in its rank. But the $740.5 billion 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, released Dec. 4, would reduce the authorized active-duty size of the Corps to 181,200. The compromise bill faces […]