America Abroad: The Consequences of Shrinking America's Military

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U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade at a Polish air force base

The Pentagon has announced plans to shrink the U.S. military to pre-World War II levels following the end of the war in Iraq and the continued withdrawal from Afghanistan. On this edition of America Abroad, hear reactions to a smaller U.S. military from allies in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East about whether America's ability to advance its interests is compromised. 

Also, defense experts and military veterans discuss whether a smaller U.S. military would embolden other countries like Russia to test America's willingness to engage.