If you’ve been following the news coming out of Washington, D.C., you know that the financial and political realities of our nation are coming together in a great, big mess.
The recent agreement reached to cut the U.S.’s deficit could have widespread impact on the military, especially when a 12-member “super committee” in Congress begins hunting for $1.2 trillion in federal budget cuts by mid-November.
The debt deal will reduce defense spending by $350 billion over the next decade, and potentially as much as $1 trillion.
This week’s Marine Corps Times explores all those themes, but also drills down into how specifically it could affect active-duty and retired Marines.
A variety of pay and benefits cuts are on the table, alarming many who have served their country. Congressional editor Rick Maze lays them out in a comprehensive cover story.
To get the details, check it out this week’s edition on newsstands now or subscribe here online.