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Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat has asked military top brass to reduce the number of generals in the armed forces, a daunting task considering there are 1,600 of them, the second highest in the world. 

The minister on Thursday told senior officers of the three armed forces to come up with a practical strategy to solve the problem, a source at a meeting at the Defence Ministry said. However he barely mentioned the recent military reshuffle.

ACM Sukumpol's request came as he announced the ministry's work guidelines for the 2013 fiscal year which focus on seven areas including the planned restructuring of the army and promotion of non-commissioned officers to commissioned officers in order to reward low-ranking personnel.

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