From: www.youtube.com August 31, 2011 – Long before the first bullet was fired in World War II, the US government made a deal with its military – serve 20 years and receive a pension worth half of your pay. Since then, it has been an untouchable political promise. President Barack Obama has called it a "moral obligation". But given the nation’s debt, it may not be an obligation that the US can afford to keep. Having studied the matter, a high-level Pentagon board is recommending changes to the system the will affect those currently in uniform. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC. FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 USC section 106A-117 of the US Copyright Law.