August 21, 1996August 21, 1996
The request for a Pentagon study was included in the fiscal 1997 Defense authorization bill, which will be up for a Senate vote after the summer recess. The General Accounting Office will be called upon to assess the reliability of the Defense study.
Despite its request for a study, Congress is expected to approve the 12 new Marine generals, bringing the number of Marine generals to 80.
Meanwhile, the Defense secretary is expected to cut personnel by 25 percent over the next three years.
August 21, 1996