Hagel: Cuts may come to weapons, personnel, benefits

04/3/2013 | Reuters

The military may need to downsize its civilian workforce, reduce what it spends on weapons and make changes to employee benefits in order to meet tightening budgets, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel warned the military in a speech this week. "If you play this out over a 10-, 20-year period, we're not going to be able to sustain the current personnel costs and retirement benefits. There will be no money in the budget for anything else," he said in a speech to students at the National Defense University. The military also is considering reducing the number of generals, he said.

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