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  • Friday, October 21, 2005

    The Pentagon's broken promise

    I guess you can't believe anything at all the Pentgon says. (Not that you would be likely to anyway.) From American Progress :

    "The Pentagon has reneged on its offer to pay a $15,000 bonus to members of the National Guard and Army Reserve who agree to extend their enlistments by six years," the Takoma News Tribune reports. The bonuses were offered last January "to Active Guard and Reserve and military technician soldiers who were serving overseas" as "part of the Pentagon’s effort to retain Guard and Reserve members at a time of declining enlistments in the regular Army." But in April, the Pentagon quietly ordered the bonuses stopped. According to the office of Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), no active Guard or Reserve members have received the bonuses.

    2 Comments:

    At 10/21/2005 07:59:00 pm, Blogger colcam said...

    That should be good for morale!

    What a bunch of crooks and liars.

     
    At 10/21/2005 11:40:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    Looking at how the government does everything it can to weasel out of paying GIs their promised college money (you have to maintain a spotless service record despite the fact that senior officers always scapegoat their subordinates for their errors), looking at how they under-equip the soldiers, looking at how they force them to take experimental innoculations, looking at how they get sent to die for U.S. hegemony worldwide, looking at how they often get inadequate care at veterans hospitals, and looking at how they keep getting their benefits cut by Republicans, it's hard to understand why anyone would join up. Then again, it's young people joining up, and they tend to do things on a whim without researching them first.

     

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