FY2008 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Policy Issues [Updated December 11, 2007] [open pdf - 191KB]
"Military personnel issues typically generate significant interest from many Members of Congress and their staffs. Ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of what the Bush Administration terms the Global War on Terror, along with the emerging operational role of the Reserve Components, have further heightened interest and support for a wide range of military personnel policies and issues. CRS selected a number of issues addressed by Congress as it considers the FY2008 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1585/S. 1547). In each case, a brief synopsis is provided that includes background information, a comparison of the House-passed, Senate-passed, and conference report provisions, and a brief discussion of the issue. This update reflects the actions taken on the various House and Senate provisions in H. Rept 110-477, the conference report to accompany H.R. 1585, which was filed on December 6, 2007. Where appropriate, other CRS products are identified to provide more detailed background information and analysis of the issue. For each issue, a CRS analyst is identified and contact information is provided. Note: some issues were addressed in last year's National Defense Authorization Act and discussed in CRS Report RL33571, The FY2007 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Policy Issues, concerning that legislation."
CRS Report for Congress, RL34169