http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123268902Any Retirement Changes Won't Affect Serving Military
In his clearest statement on the subject to date, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today that if the military retirement system changes, it will not affect serving service members.
"I will not break faith," the secretary said during a roundtable meeting with military media representatives in the Pentagon. ""People who have come into the service, who have put their lives on the line, who have been deployed to the war zones, who fought for this country, who have been promised certain benefits for that -- I'm not going to break faith with what's been promised to them," Panetta said.
Panetta's predecessor, Robert M. Gates, asked the Defense Business Board to look at the military retirement system and make recommendations. The final report is due later this month.
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Ok, Panetta is in my cool book.