Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s plan to address budget cuts and fiscal uncertainties may bring about pay cuts to military members.
When taken into consideration with the 2013 military pay hike of 1.7 percent, the ensuing effect of these other two factors would actually bring about a pay cut, CNN reports.
Meanwhile, the military isn’t in the greatest shape in terms of readiness levels, the defense chief admitted Wednesday, according to CNN.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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