Troops on duty during any US shutdown, but wouldn't get paid
September 27th, 2013
03:12 PM ET
11 months ago

Troops on duty during any US shutdown, but wouldn't get paid

(CNN) - The Pentagon issued guidance on Friday on how a potential government shutdown, which would begin on Tuesday absent a congressional agreement on spending, would impact its operations.

"All military personnel will continue in a normal duty status regardless of their affiliation" under a shutdown scenario, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter wrote in a memo to military commanders and other senior defense officials.

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  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The Republicans are such "PATRIOTS"!
    BWAA HAHAHAHA!

    September 27, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    I'd like to hear the "shut it down" voices on the Right comment on this article.

    Our soldiers, on duty, won't get paid. DEFEND THAT.

    /popcornwithgarlicbutter

    September 27, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    How does this affect U.S. sky marshals? Or is that classified?

    September 27, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    And if the troops don't get paid, I see no problem with them going A.W.O.L. Since republicans want to shutdown the government, let's send their butts to Afghanistan and make them stand post.

    September 27, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    To our servicemen, keep voting teatards.
    Remember that they will continue to get paid while they spit on your service and sacrifice to the Nation.

    September 27, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |