All military personnel, including soldiers like these at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., have an all-or-nothing pension plan that requires a minimum of 20 years of service. (Gerry Melendez / TNS)

Plan would cut military pension but offer it sooner, add 401(k)

One goal of the proposal is to help attract and retain young cyberwarriors who might want to hone their high-tech skills in the military but do not plan to stay for the 20 years now required to earn a pension at 50 percent of pay.

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