Pentagon Eyes Cuts In Danger Pay -- FOX News
The Pentagon is considering a plan to eliminate danger pay for service members in as many as 18 countries and five waterways around the world, saving about $120 million each year while taking a cut of troops' salaries, Fox News confirms.
Senior defense officials are meeting this week to discuss the list of countries and are poised to approve a new plan. Pentagon press secretary George Little declined to discuss details but said no final decisions have been made.
Senior military leaders came up with the proposed list of locations in their regions that no longer were perilous enough to warrant danger pay, including several countries in the heart of the tumultuous Middle East, such as Jordan, where hundreds of troops have recently deployed because of the bloody Syrian civil war on its border.
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