Last week the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) called on President Obama to "refrain from vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act for 2016." MOAA is the largest military officers association in the United States. MOAA President, Vice Admiral Norbert Ryan, Jr., USN (Ret.), wrote to the White House on behalf of the associations more than 390,000 members saying:
"The bill represents the best efforts of legislators in both chambers after long and contentious deliberation. As much as we disagree with some of the provisions, the fact is that we are still a nation at war, and this legislation is vital to fulfilling wartime requirements."
"There comes a time when this year's legislative business must be completed, and remaining disagreements left to be addressed next year. We urge you to sign this important bill into law and take up any concerns with it...in the New Year."