Troops Won't Receive Paycheck if Government Shuts Down

Soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan will not receive paychecks next week if the government fails to come together on a resolution to keep the government funded and avert a shutdown before funding dries up on midnight Friday, senior government officials said today. Military personnel will be paid eventually but not until Congress appropriates money to the Department of Defense. Marine Michael Goodwin, who serves in Camp Pendleton, Calif. and is about to be deployed overseas, said the...Full Story
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