Fight over military pension cuts to continue

In this Dec. 19, 2013, photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel takes questions as he briefs reporters at the Pentagon in Washington. Veterans groups are fighting part of the new budget deal signed into law Dec. 20 that curbs annual pension increases for military retirees under age 62. After a barrage of protests from the military community, lawmakers said they'll review the cut next year and possibly reverse it.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon’s top civilian says it’s time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but he’s facing a test of wills with the nation’s powerful veterans groups, which want no cut in their benefits.

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Source: National and World Stories


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