'You Can't Buy Your Way Out': Military Bureaucracy Causing Skilled Service Members to Leave - Report

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After President Donald Trump proposed a $54 billion increase in military spending, a new report suggests that money will not fix fundamental problems that have existed since the Cold War ended.

A report released Monday by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) says that the current system of recruiting, training and retaining military personnel is a “holdover from the Cold War, reflecting the national security priorities and American society of that time.” 

After World War II, when the Soviet Union was the only major threat to the US, defense leaders created the “one-size-fits-all” system to ensure that the armed forces would “remain ‘young and vigorous’ enough to meet the physical demands of battle but also retain a large number of midgrade officers and NCOs prepared to command units in case of another major war.

The BPC says that the system helped win the Cold War, however, is no longer working in the current environment.

Read more: https://www.rt.com/usa/381701-bpc-report-fast-force/

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