Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 4420 - Revision of Military Retirement Benefits
(Aspin (D) WI)
The Administration continues to oppose any change in military retirement benefits. However, legislative resolution of this issue is necessary to avoid reductions in our military force that otherwise would take effect under current law beginning May 1, 1986.
Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 4420 - Revision of Military Retirement Benefits Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/327265