McCaskill, Blunt express concern over possible troop cuts Fort Leonard Wood

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTVI) – Missouri U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt have joined forces to express concerns of national security, if the Army goes ahead with troop reductions on Fort Leonard Wood.

In a joint statement, the senators said,

“Fort Leonard Wood is integral to the national security of the United States and the lifeblood of surrounding communities—which is why we have worked together in our roles on the Senate Armed Services Committee to ensure its continued operations. The announced reductions, while significant, could have been far worse, putting our military readiness in jeopardy. We’ll continue our strong bipartisan advocacy of Fort Leonard Wood in the future to ensure that its importance to our national security is acknowledged and protected.”

Both McCaskill and Blunt sent a joint letter to the U.S. Secretary of Army John McHugh to express their concerns over the army’s plan to reconfigure the Army’s Brigade Combat Teams.

Both senators service on the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.

Letter to the U.S. Secretary of Army John McHugh