Reductions in Army training have left only two of the service's 42 combat brigades prepared for battle, Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said Monday at the Association of the United States Army conference. "The worst-case scenario is you ask me to deploy thousands of soldiers somewhere, and we have not properly trained them to go," he said. It would take at least until June to get seven brigades ready for combat, he said.

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