As U.S. forces withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is looking to trim its budget. Proposals include shrinking the ranks in all branches, as well as a number of changes to personnel compensation in forms ranging from housing allowances to retirement benefits. We hear what’s on the table, why change is necessary and how it will affect military families.
Senior Writer and Pentagon Correspondent; Military Times Newspapers
Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; author of “The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free”
Acting Director of Research and Policy, Blue Star Families; licensed clinical psychologist