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Chart: 'Brass creep'

The number of generals and admirals in the U.S. military has declined only slightly since the end of the Cold War, even though the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps are much smaller overall. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says he wants to cut at least 50 slots for generals and admirals over the next two years.

 Line graph shows the number of generals and admirals in the U.S. military has declined only slightly since the end of the Cold War.

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Push to cut top brass causing much unease
Article | Of all the spending cuts and budget battles the Pentagon is confronting, none is causing more angst than Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates's vow to start getting rid of generals and admirals.

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