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View Diary: Media chooses paranoia over substance in reporting proposed Pentagon troop reductions. Again. (66 comments)

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    part of the plan is to require military folk to pay more for their health benefits.

    From the Washington Post on 2/24:

    The Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposal would raise health-care costs for certain members of the military community and drastically trim subsidies for the commissaries that provide discounted groceries to troops and their families.
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that the proposed changes to the Tricare program would involve fee increases for active-duty family members and military retirees, but he provided no specifics on how much the rates would rise.
    That doesn't seem right.

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