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Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Big Spring, Texas Senate backs military revamp plan Washington apr spurred by complaints about faltering military effectiveness and powered by a unique bipartisan coalition Congress is moving toward enacting the most sweeping reorganization of the leadership of the nations armed forces in 30 years. The Senate gave that move powerful impetus wednesday voting 95-0 for legislation aimed at ending disruptive interservice rivalries and improving military operations involving More than one service. The House is expected to begin consideration of its version of the Bill next month. The Bill resisted by Many Pentagon officials but supported by president Reagan strengthens the hand of the chairman of the military joint chiefs of staff and in creases the authority of joint commanders while reducing that of the individual uniformed service chiefs. It also makes hundreds of changes in current military procedures and requires a to percent reduction in the Pentagon a civilian work Force. The measure is the product of More than four years of hearings and study by the Senate armed services committee its chairman sen. Barry Goldwater r-ariz., and its ranking Democrat sen. Sam Nunn a a. Goldwater who contended that cooperation Between the army Navy air Force and Marine corps is so poor As to endanger the Success of future military operations called the passage of the measure the proudest moment of his career. Goldwater retires at the end of the year and the Senate in an unusual tribute voted to name the entire Bill a the Barry Goldwater department of defense reorganization act of 1986.�?� a if this Bill does what it is intended to do it is going to make a better fighting Force out of the military a Goldwater told reporters after the vote. A what this Bill really does is to give the commanders in the Field More responsibility and authority to a a in a say the biggest Advance is the Overall thrust to give responsibility and incentive to the armed services to think beyond one service a Nunn said. A this landmark legislation is something the country needed a said Senate democratic Leader Robert c. Byrd of West Virginia. A the current arrangements favor the parochial interests of the services too much and the broader interests of the nation too the legislation in effect gives the chairman of the joint chiefs and the commanders of the worldwide unified commands More authority to set priorities and guide and coordinate military policy. The Senate Bill designates the chairman As the a principal military adviser to the president the National Security Council and the Secretary of defense. While the other chiefs Are not Cut out the role of the chairman is enhanced. Several former secretaries of defense have complained that the joint chiefs acting As a unified body produced least common denominator advice aimed mainly at protecting the interests of the individual uniformed services. Big Spring Texas Herald Friday May 9, 1986 5-a no body asks for it help Stop sexual assaults or Pape crisis services big Spring ill 263-3312 a Loans drying up fast Washington a the Home mortgage program for veterans is threatened with a shutdown next month unless Congress approves a second increase in the veterans administrations loan guarantee authority this year. The drop in mortgage interest rates that sparked this years nationwide Home buying spree created an unprecedented demand for a guaranteed mortgages r. J. Vogel the vans benefits director told a House subcommittee wednesday. The vans $18.2 billion loan guarantee ceiling will be hit next month if the heavy volume of applications continues Vogel told the veterans affairs housing and memorial affairs subcommittee. Vogels testimony followed Senate approval tuesday night of a Bill to raise the vans guarantee authority to $30.9 billion. In March Congress raised the loan guarantee authority from $12 billion to its current level. The a projects that it will guarantee 400,000 new mortgages during the current fiscal year which ends sept. 30, compared to the 179,000 it backed in the 1985 fiscal year. For mothers Day we deliver Kopper Kettle 263-7134 saturday special jailers key ring with whistle slips Over wrist while shopping Fiorito 202 Scurry downtown 9 am til 5 45 pm Mon. Thru sat. Canterbury a a senior prom country amp Western style Friday May 9th, 7-10 . 1700 Lancaster Jody Nix and the West Texas cowboys open to All area senior citizens. This is presented by Canterbury in Celebration of older americans month. 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