30 Jul '11, 3pm

Curious if #US soldiers get paid if there's no debt deal? Join the club. @thejointstaff doesn't know either: @AFP

Mullen faces troop concern on pay amid US debt row On Saturday 30 July 2011, 23:06 SGT The United States' top military officer admitted Saturday he did not know whether troops serving in Afghanistan would get paid if lawmakers fail to agree a deal on avoiding a debt default. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who is on a visit to Afghanistan, was asked by troops what would happen to their wages if the current stalemate is not broken by a deadline Tuesday. "I really don't know the answer to the question to how, if we default, how that will work out," he said, according to details posted on the Department of Defense website. "That's something that the government leadership will have to figure out... I honestly hope we don't get there. "But I don't expect it will affect -- certainly in the short term -- operations here and operations around the wor...

Full article: http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/Mullen-faces-troop-conce...

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