Bell: holistic look at DoD personnel possible, necessary

A new look at the Defense Department’s work force is under way, and the list of people doing the looking is pretty impressive. Civilian leaders like Leon Panetta and Senator Jim Talent, and retired uniformed leaders like former National Security Advisor and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Jones are leading the work of the Task Force on Defense Personnel, hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Steve Bell is Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. He talked about the task force’s work on National Defense Week.

Steve Bell on National Defense Week

Photo: Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joins the four co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Defense Personnel. L-R: Former Senator (R-MO) Jim Talent; Kathy Roth Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families; Leon Panetta, former Defense Secretary; McCain; Gen. Jim Jones (USMC ret.), former National Security Advisor. Photo courtesy of Bipartisan Policy Center.

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