This week’s Marine Corps Times offers some serious double-barreled action.
The main cover story outlines a new plan President Obama unveiled Sept. 19 that could cut Tricare and retirement benefits as part of a broad initiative to cut the federal deficit by $4.4 trillion. It’s something you’ll likely hear a lot more about in the future, considering the president also called for the creation of a commission that could recommend widespread changes to military retirement.
That’s one major piece of news. This week’s issue also offers a special report featuring a 16-page pullout section aimed squarely on explaining the future of the Corps.
Nine general officers sat down with Marine Corps Times for the issue, including Commandant Gen. Jim Amos; Lts. Gen. Robert Milstead, Richard Mills and Steven Hummer; and Maj. Gen. John Toolan, the commander of Marine forces in Afghanistan. Collectively, they outline the service’s pending drawdown, the future in Afghanistan and what operations could look like after the war.
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