30 Dec '14, 2pm

DoD braces for political battle over military pay

DoD braces for political battle over military pay

The Pentagon is setting up a rapid-response plan to guide officials in reacting to a report on pay, benefits and retirement that is to be released in February, Military Times has learned. (Photo: Monkey Business Images/Getty Images) CONNECT 61 TWEET 4 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Pentagon is bracing for one of its biggest political battles in years as a blue-ribbon commission on military compensation and retirement nears the end of its two-year study and moves closer to releasing its proposals for change by Feb. 1. An internal document obtained by Military Times reveals the Defense Department is setting up a rapid-response plan that will scrutinize the commission's potentially controversial proposals and send a recommendation to President Obama within 60 days, or by April 1. DoD leaders have no idea what the independent commission will propose to Congress, so they have ...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/pay/...

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