|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:29:12 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: "Defense Panel Recommends BRAC, Benefit Changes"|
Defense Panel Recommends BRAC, Benefit Changes by Bryant Jordan Military.com September 25, 2013A 17-member committee of retired defense leaders and corporate officials is calling for a new round of base closures as part of a plan to reduce Pentagon spending by $50 billion annually in coming years.
Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, members of the Defense Advisory Committee said the Defense Department is currently large enough to reshuffle missions without new construction and probably in a strong enough position to win political support for Base Realignment and Closure reviews.
In addition to a new round of BRAC, the committee also recommended reforming military retirement and health benefits and eliminating funding for unnecessary commissaries and exchanges. In its report, the panel suggested management reforms that would mean eliminating excess military and civilian personnel at headquarters and agency levels.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/09/25/defense-panel- recommends-brac-benefit-changes.html
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