|What are the facts when it comes to looming defense cuts? Budget-driven cuts erode defense manufacturing, eliminate technically skilled laborers from the workforce and ultimately could sacrifice our competitive edge. Moreoever, these cuts present a very real danger of undercutting the cornerstones of our all-volunteer force. Each of the services will be impacted profoundly by defense budget cuts. Retirement and medical benefits for those who join the military in the future could be severely curtailed. One in four defense civilian positions could be terminated. Local economies will suffer.
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