Take Two for July 11, 2013

Pentagon may reduce danger pay for nearly 56,000 troops

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US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno delivers a briefing during a press conference at the Pentagon June 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. Gen. Odierno announced major force structure cuts on Tuesday that will slash the number of brigade combat teams to 33 from the current 45. Odierno went on to say that further shrinkage of the defense budget would require deeper cuts and decrease the Army's overall combat power.

A Pentagon security review finds that conditions are much safer in 18 countries where troops are based. That's the good news. The bad news is that may mean a pay cut. 

The Associated Press is reporting that the Defense Department may drop danger pay for roughly 56,000 troops. 

For more on this, we turn to Ed Daly, a director at iJet, a risk consultancy that works with multinational corporations and government organizations.


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