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Hagel is not reneging on military benefits

Lawrence J. Korb explains that, contrary to the opinion of the Military Officers Association, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is not attempting to cut military compensation or renege on benefits.

As a life member of the Military Officers Association (MOAA), I am chagrined at the efforts of its leaders to prevent the Congress from restoring benefits for active duty and retired military personnel to their rightful level.  In presenting incorrect and misleading information to Congress and the general public, these individuals are stooping to the level of many special interest groups and are not putting the interests of the country first. This unacceptable behavior can be demonstrated by analyzing the full page ads they took out in Capitol Hill newspapers, including The Hill, on April 17, 2003.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill's Congress Blog. Click here to view the full article.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow