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(AP Photo)Fort Hood Army Base in Texas

After Fort Hood review, Army adding civilian leadership to criminal investigations

The move is the first step in a break from the traditional chain of command structure handling crimes.

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(AP Photo/Michael Probst)FILE - In this Friday, May 13, 2011 file photo, Soldiers of 1AD attend a color casing ceremony of the First Armored Division at the US Army Airfield in Wiesbaden, Germany. After more than a year of thinly veiled threats that the United States could start pulling troops out of Germany unless the country increases its defense spending to NATO standards, President Donald Trump appears to be going ahead with the hardball approach with a plan to reduce the American military presence in the country by more than 25 percent. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

A smaller budget could lessen the Army’s operational reach, but lawmakers question if that’s a bad thing

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