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Maren Leed

Dr. Maren Leed is Senior Advisor, Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Get the Message: Military Compensation Reform Is Sacred No More

December 19, 2013 Last week’s Murray-Ryan budget deal includes one provision that is particularly nettlesome for some in the defense community. The adjustment to decrease the amount of annual increases in pay for military retirees until they turn 62 is calculated to save about $6 billion over ten years. Many of the associations ...

The Real Budget Problem

November 15, 2013 While military members continued to get paid through the recent government shutdown, questions about the affordability of military compensation over the long term gained greater attention. There is a growing recognition that the long-term fiscal health of the Defense Department requires finding common ground on overall budget levels. This will ...

Paying the Troops: Beyond the Shutdown

October 3, 2013 While military members will continue to get paid through the current government shutdown, questions about the affordability of military compensation over the long term are gaining greater attention. There is a growing recognition that the long-term fiscal health of the Defense Department requires finding common ground on overall budget levels. ...