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US Army: Only 2 brigades ready for combat

Budget cuts mean only two Army brigades

 Are combat-ready, Army Chief of Staff

 Gen. Ray Odierno said Monday.

Odierno made the admission at an Army conference, where he said thousands of soldiers might not be properly trained for deployment. 

"Right now, we have in the Army two brigades that are trained. That's it. Two,” Odierno said at the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference. 

"The worst-case scenario is you ask me to deploy thousands of soldiers somewhere, and we have not properly trained them to go, because we simply don't have the dollars and money because of the way sequestration is laid out, that it makes it more difficult,” he said. 

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