Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates and incoming Secretary
Leon Panetta joined a growing chorus of leading voices calling for cuts
in the military retirement system to address budget shortfalls (see
details in the article below).
Far less severe military retirement cuts of the 1980s had to be repealed after they undermined career retention.
[But cutting retirement and medical support for the troops will allow continued massive spending for nuclear powered subs, aircraft carriers, and stealth bombers, all critically needed by the MIC.]
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