The Senate will debate the National Defense Authorization Act when it comes back from its recess. One of the difficult choices the Defense Department faces, no matter what kind of budget they get from Congress, is support services for war fighters. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh is talking about the kinds of support programs his branch will cut because they can’t afford them any more.
But cuts may not be the only thing facing troops and veterans who need those support services. Phillip Carter is senior fellow, counsel and director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.