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Military Retirement: Possible Changes Merit Further Evaluation

NSIAD-97-17 Published: Nov 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1996.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the military retirement system, focusing on: (1) military retirement costs; (2) the role of military retirement in shaping and managing U.S. forces; and (3) proposed changes to modernize the system and contribute to more efficient force management.

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