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No Danger Pay for Special Forces Headed To Iraq
http://m.military.com/daily-news/2014/06/20/no-danger-pay-for-special-forces-headed-to-iraq.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm ^

Posted on 06/22/2014 6:41:49 AM PDT by TigerClaws

Special Forces troops heading to Iraq to advise the Iraqi security forces will not receive combat pay but will have immunity from local law, Pentagon officials said Friday.

"This is not a combat mission, they are not being sent to participate in combat," said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, of the 300 Special Forces troops ordered to Iraq by President Obama on Thursday.

Consequently, the troops would not be eligible for "imminent danger pay" of $7.50 daily up to $225 per month for service members in areas where they could be at grave risk, Kirby said.

Kirby said danger pay ended for U.S. troops with the withdrawal of forces at the end of 2011, and Iraq currently was no longer considered a combat zone in terms of pay and benefits for U.S. troops.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq

1 posted on 06/22/2014 6:41:49 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Might cut into all the cash we are spending on illegals and welfare types who are buying KFC and their EBT cards.


2 posted on 06/22/2014 6:43:01 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

Folks...Our newly arrived Immigrants have a right to a free Obama Phone too folks...BHO June 2014


3 posted on 06/22/2014 6:44:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: TigerClaws

Well - It’s not as if they were being sent to Chicago...


4 posted on 06/22/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: TigerClaws

Can one be awarded danger pay retroactively? Posthumously?


5 posted on 06/22/2014 6:45:18 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: TigerClaws

Friggin’ unbelievable


6 posted on 06/22/2014 6:46:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TigerClaws

Lord, watch over them.


7 posted on 06/22/2014 6:46:58 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr.Eric Cunningham)
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To: TigerClaws

Whatever happened to all the Iraqi police and military we’d trained in the years before we pulled out? If we couldn’t train them to protect themselves the first time, what makes the powers that be think it will work this time?!


8 posted on 06/22/2014 6:47:20 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Yorlik803
Not to mention the $400 million a year we fork over to the Palestinians.
9 posted on 06/22/2014 6:47:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: TigerClaws

Meanwhile, Lois Lerner remains on the fed payroll.


10 posted on 06/22/2014 6:47:48 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Endual,etc)
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To: Sacajaweau

I’m with you. Stunned.


11 posted on 06/22/2014 6:48:42 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: TigerClaws

And.....don’t forget Mooch has to have her vaca’s and of course Liar in Chief has to have his golf


12 posted on 06/22/2014 6:51:42 AM PDT by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: Sacajaweau

It is a hostile environment which constitutes as combat zone...just wait, before w know it they will be up to their
eyeballs in combat. these soldiers are in harms way, and deserve the combat pay.....cheap bastards in Washington.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 6:58:31 AM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by birth, Irish by heritage, and hellraiser by choice)
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To: TigerClaws

Bring plenty of Body Bags.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 7:02:45 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: sr4402

soetoro setting them up to be murdered. Like “Predator” fawning over his accumulated skulls.


15 posted on 06/22/2014 7:11:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: TigerClaws
Why would they expect such pay??? They're only being sent to a country where a force of 10,000...which is known for giving detainees a test on religion and shooting those who fail in the head,repeatedly....is within about 50 miles of Baghdad.
16 posted on 06/22/2014 7:16:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: TigerClaws

Hmmm. $7.50 per day extra to risk your life for some nonsense mission. Sign me up!


17 posted on 06/22/2014 7:17:09 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: TigerClaws

Let’s jump into the Wayback Machine and set the dial for 1959 when similar pronouncements about “no combat” were stated for the Special Forces “advisors” sent to Viet Nam. IIRC, 1959 is the year we recognize our first combat loss in that war.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 7:21:05 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: TigerClaws

These troops are walking into a death trap. THe Iranians, the Sunnis, every terrorist hooligan has a trophy on their heads.

The Iranians will not allow us back there. They orchestrated our leaving, and Obama fell for the trap.

Now we’re back again, kinda reminds me of Reagan putting in the marines in Lebanon. The Iranians will find someway to kill or capture some so there will be a cry in this country to withdraw completely.

If they are able to capture just one of our soldiers, then the game is over. They will empty out Gitmo and let Obama spin for the remainder of his ridiculous presidency.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 7:26:36 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: TigerClaws

I’m waiting for the report that they won’t be allowed to carry weapons WITH ammunition in the country.

We have been told that our Marines at embassies around the world aren’t allowed to have weapons and ammo so what about the ones they say are protecting the embassy in Baghdad? Do they have weapons and ammo? Or are they supposed to do all that protecting by staring at the enemy?


20 posted on 06/22/2014 7:30:29 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: nikos1121

I think you have your nationalities mixed up. NOT IRANIANS - so far, at least.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 7:31:40 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: TigerClaws

According to Obama, it’s all Nuri al-Maliki’s fault. That’s been Obama’s policy towards ISIS’s onslaught in Iraq — find someone to blame, and go back to playing golf.

But there’s been growing pressure on Obama to ‘’do something.’’ So he’s decided to send 300 soldiers on a mission impossible to train Iraqi forces. But Iraq is in an existential crisis — its army can’t spare a single soldier to sit in a training class listening to lectures.

But that doesn’t bother Obama, or his fawning media supporters. So it’s back to the golf course for Obama, after making a short stop to order his speech writers to prepare suitable remarks to deliver to the parents of our dead soldiers as their sons’ body bags are being removed from planes from Iraq.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 7:46:55 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: TigerClaws

This is BS. It doesn’t matter if they are “not” going for combat, they are in a combat zone and that is what used to determine combat pay. We nave the worst president ever, and now we have the worst military leaders who don’t back the troops. Appalling!


23 posted on 06/22/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: falcon99

AMEN! We can send 250 million to Central America after our DHS were the ones paying vendors for bringing the children here (although I feel sorry for the children and there could have been some humanitarian aid previously to prevent this illegal influx from Central America) but now after wasting all that money they are going to donate a quarter of a billion dollars and not pay 300 men combat pay, UNBELIEVABLE!


24 posted on 06/22/2014 7:59:26 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: TigerClaws

The Military deserves hazardous duty pay for taking orders from dumBO.


25 posted on 06/22/2014 8:07:24 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: depressed in 06

What the hell is wrong with odumbo and his administration?

We sent “advisors” into Nam as well and what did they experience? War! I would love to see which one of the administration “hero’s” would be first to go over there as an ‘advisor”, I’d bet the farm the answer would be “NONE”, ZERO (like their so-called leader). My guess is the advisors aren’t even armed.

When the first “advisor” gets killed for standing next to one of the fighters, odumbo can then repeat, “I didn’t know that would happen”. Oh how I despise odumbo and his ilk!


26 posted on 06/22/2014 8:13:26 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: TigerClaws

$7.75 per day because Obama is so into saving the taxpayers money. What a crock.


27 posted on 06/22/2014 8:15:46 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TigerClaws
Oh, yeah, and no support for the Spec Ops boys going to Iraq from Dear Leader either. This won't be the first time the Great Ditherer, Barry Obamination, left our warriors swinging in the wind and exposed to enemy attack. After all, he's just doing what his Muslim handlers want him to do. Stupid American public.
28 posted on 06/22/2014 8:17:10 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: TigerClaws

No surprise...Obama doesn’t pay drones extra and we saw how Seal Team 6 was repaid for getting Osama Bin Laden.


29 posted on 06/22/2014 8:19:13 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: T-Bird45

Let’s jump into the Wayback Machine and set the dial for 1959 when similar pronouncements about “no combat” were stated for the Special Forces “advisors” sent to Viet Nam.


Lately, I’ve been contemplating the similarities between these current circumstances and the beginning of the Viet Nam war as well.

If we had honest media in this country they’d be talking about it on the evening news.


30 posted on 06/22/2014 8:21:34 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: TigerClaws

If it’s not a combat zone, send the Girl Scoiuts.

No, didn’t think so.

More Obama BS.


31 posted on 06/22/2014 8:24:55 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: TigerClaws

Pencil-necked REMFs


32 posted on 06/22/2014 8:35:59 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: catbertz
Hmmm. $7.50 per day extra to risk your life for some nonsense mission. Sign me up!

Hey, when I was in it was $115 a month, or $3.80 a day.

 

 

33 posted on 06/22/2014 8:40:02 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: TigerClaws

WEll, of COURSE they’re not at risk. There’s 300 of them against 50,000 of the enemy - what risk?

That said, a war zone is a war zone - therefore they are entitled to tha measly little $7.50 a day.


34 posted on 06/22/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: onedoug
soetoro setting them up to be murdered. Like “Predator” fawning over his accumulated skulls.

That was my first thought: another chance for him to whittle down our spec forces. He's killed more Seals than have been lost to the enemy -

I pray history will repeat itself as to despots - they meet a very unpleasant end.

35 posted on 06/22/2014 9:03:05 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: TigerClaws

When 7.50 a day per man is unwarranted to the govt that prints money like the daily news, it’s definitely NOT about the money
More FEELGOOD IDEOLOGICAL BULLSH....


36 posted on 06/22/2014 9:15:31 AM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: TigerClaws

we’ll have to send 300 more to watch the 1st 300’s backs for
“Friendly fire”....form Iraq troops.


37 posted on 06/22/2014 9:22:57 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: TigerClaws
If you're an operator, shooter, diplomat, or dogcatcher and are deployed by THIS administration, be prepared to cover your OWN a$$. And to get your own ride home.
I fear that Obama is systematically placing our people and our assets in untenable situations in harms way to dispose of them.
38 posted on 06/22/2014 9:53:49 AM PDT by jim999
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To: Antihero101607
Whatever happened to all the Iraqi police and military we’d trained in the years before we pulled out?

They are not the ones Obama wants killed.

39 posted on 06/22/2014 10:58:08 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (Is it any wonder I'm not the president?)
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To: TigerClaws
Over and above the obscenity of Special Forces being denied combat pay while in Iraq, what strikes me most about this story is the paltry amounts involved.

..."imminent danger pay" of $7.50 daily up to $225 per month...

My combat pay in Vietnam in 1968 was $66/Month. According to the government's (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Inflation Calculator, the equivalent amount in 2014 dollars would be $451.19.

CPI Inflation Calculator

40 posted on 06/22/2014 12:32:07 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: TigerClaws

Had ENOUGH Yet ?


41 posted on 06/22/2014 1:09:53 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: TigerClaws

If the President was sending them to a combat zone, the War Powers Act would kick in. This no combat-pay thing is an end-run around Congress.


42 posted on 06/22/2014 2:40:18 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Thank You Rush

Excuse me? Excuse me? REad the side bars. Catch up on the reality. Iran runs Iraq. Iran got us out of there. Iran pulls Maleki’s strings. Iran is in control. Iran wants us out of Iraq. Iran will capture or kill are troops. IT’s IRAN MAN! And we have a weak kneed sister president. We’re in worse trouble than Jimmy Carter. And we haven’t seen the worst yet....

You have China telling Argentina to re take the Falklands...and Obama will do nothing... YOu have China laying claims to Japan Islands and we will do nothing...

Now is the perfect time for China to attack Taiwan..

We have the weakest president in our history. He has no guts.


43 posted on 06/22/2014 6:03:01 PM PDT by nikos1121
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