For a week?! That’ll help morale. ~sarc
In the article it explained they really won’t get paid...the “for a week” part only means that before the shutdown there was a week on the books for the next payday.
The problem with the shutdown, IMO, is the press. If this is twisted and turned and laid at the feet of the GOP (which you know they will try to do)...bad news all around because people just believe what they hear and they’ll think it’s the GOP denying the troops their pay.