Army job cuts have been under pressure, but President Donald Trump is still calling for them to be more quickly addressed, saying the U.S. military needs more recruits.
“I think that is a sign of the progress we’ve made in terms of the recruiting, and I think that’s something that I think we’re going to need to take a look at and look at again,” Trump said Monday during a conference call with defense industry executives.
“And if we’re recruiting people and it’s getting worse, and we’re having the same problems with our recruiting, then I think it’s going to be something we need to look at.
It’s a sign that we’re getting better and we need a big push from the military.
We’ve been getting worse.”
Trump’s call to ramp up the recruiting of young Americans has already sparked concern from some of the military’s most senior officers.
Army Gen. David Goldfein, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said last month he would like to see the U