How come none of you thug/barbarian supporters aren't protesting the below violence?
As ethnic tensions
continue and all sides await a critical U.N. decision on sovereignty,
the Pentagon is considering reducing the pay of an estimated 1,900 U.S.
troops stationed in Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping force
comprised of more than
1,500 Army National Guard and the rest reservists or active duty
soldiers now in the middle of a one-year deployment — could stand to
lose upwards of $2,000 in pay each month, plus tax-exempt status and a
free plane ticket home for R&R, say National Guard advocates and
families of those currently deployed.
“This is kind
of like the forgotten front — there are still bullets flying,” said
Sgt. Maj. Frank Yoakum (Ret.), legislative director for the Enlisted Association of the National Guard. “They are trying to be peacekeepers in the middle of a civil war and that’s a tough job. They need to be compensated.”
officials confirmed that the Combat Zone Tax Exclusion and Imminent
Danger Pay status of the soldiers is undergoing a review as part of an
annual ritual, but would not comment further.