Pentagon Urges Congress Not to Increase End Strength

By Adam J. Hebert / August 7, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department last week notified Congress that DOD opposes attempts to increase the number of active-duty personnel in the armed services. The Pentagon believes war on terrorism staffing demands can be met internally. In an appeal of House and Senate fiscal year 2003 authorization bills that would add more than 10,000 people to the armed forces, DOD writes that the department's staffing needs should not be met by adding more people, but by shifting billets allotted for less-important jobs...

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