Monday, March 27, 2017

U.S. Senators Want The Sinai Peninsula To Be Reclassified As A War Zone

A general view shows Israel's border fence with Egypt's Sinai peninsula (R), as seen from Israel's Negev Desert February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Military Times: Senators want Sinai Peninsula reclassified as a war zone

WASHINGTON — The Sinai Peninsula isn’t a U.S. combat zone, but it soon could be.

A pair of senators are pushing the Defense Department to reclassify deployments to the Egyptian region as combat zone assignments, complete with the corresponding tax breaks that come from that.

“The men and women who serve overseas put their country before their own lives, often in dangerous situations, and troops stationed in the Sinai are no different,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said in a statement.

“These men and women serving in this region have been facing life-threatening conditions for years and deserve the same benefits as military deployed in designated combat zones.”

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WNU Editor: The Israelis have no illusions on how dangerous the Sinai Peninsula is becoming .... Israel urges citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai, citing IS threat (Reuters). More on Israeli concerns .... Vacationing Israelis warned of ‘immediate’ terror threat in Sinai (Times of Israel).

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

The whole world is a warzone.

It is just a matter how kinetic each area is.

It is a matter of how many 'action points' each play are putting on each country every round.