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Cut the Pentagon’s Civilian Workforce

Posted by Mackenzie Eaglen on


The Pentagon’s civilian workforce is too big and has been virtually untouched since defense budgets started falling four years ago. It’s grown so much, in fact, that the Air Force’s civilian workforce is just 1,400 people shy of matching the entire Air Force National Guard and Reserve combined. It’s time to shrink the Defense Department’s… Keep reading →

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Bipartisan Defense Experts Urge Congress, Sec Def Hagel To Close Bases, Change DoD Pay

Posted by Colin Clark on


UPDATED THROUGHOUT WITH COMMENTS FROM CAPITOL HILL EVENT CAPITOL HILL: In an extraordinary letter to defense lawmakers and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, experts from nine Washington think tanks on the left and the right call for fundamental fixes to the defense budgets that, left undone, “threaten the health and long-term viability of America’s volunteer military.” The… Keep reading →

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