As the President and Congress decide how to implement the reductions in projected levels of defense spending necessitated by the Budget Control Act and possibly sequestration, the pay and benefits of military personnel and military retirees – which now total about $250 billion a year – can and should be on the table. These benefits must be cut because if we do not, there will not be enough money for modernization and readiness.
Opponents will argue that if we make any reductions in his area we will be breaking faith with those who have served and are serving. But close analysis reveals that these claims cannot be substantiated.
The above excerpt was originally published in CNN World.
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