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Military soldiers may not be getting paychecks in a few weeks

By Yahoo!News – May 5, 2008

WASHINGTON (AFP) –

The Pentagon warned Tuesday the US Army will not be able to pay its soldiers beyond June 15 unless Congress acts soon on a stalled request from the administration for war funding.

It was the latest salvo in a long-running impasse between the Democratic-controlled Congress and the administration over a 108-billion dollar request to fund US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2008 fiscal year.

The pay crunch would be eased if Congress authorized funds to be moved from other accounts to pay soldiers, but the Pentagon is pressing for approval of the full budget request.

Most of our troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan could go without pay

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May 6, 2008 - Posted by | In the news, Military

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