31 Jul '13, 7pm

Hagel: Cuts will shrink pay, benefits and force

Hagel: Cuts will shrink pay, benefits and force

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for the first time on Wednesday offered details of how today’s budget cuts will impact the military over the next decade, suggesting the Army and Marine Corps force levels will drop to historic lows, the Navy’s carrier fleet will face major cuts and some fighter jet squadrons will be permanently eliminated. Military compensation also could take a big hit in the form of smaller pay raises, reduced housing allowances, cuts to overseas cost-of-living adjustments, and limits on access to military health care for younger retirees. Hagel outlined the conclusions of the strategic review he launched in March after taking over the Pentagon’s top job just as the long-term budget cuts known as sequestration were taking effect across the force. He said the proposals obviously remain open to further debate on Capitol Hill and internal analysis at the Pe...

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