27 October 2021

Too Many Civilians? Pentagon Officials and House Lawmaker Disagree

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The number of civilian workers compared to military service members is the highest in the history of the Pentagon, and that's unsustainable, according to Rep. Ken Calvert of California, the top Republican on a key defense panel.But the Pentagon begs to differ. Top personnel officials rebutted Calvert during testimony at a House hearing Tuesday and defended the department's 790,000 civilians as key to the defense of the country.Calvert, the ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee's [...]