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“The White House has officially declared that what’s happening in Libya is not “hostilities.”But at the Pentagon, officials have decided it’s unsafe enough there to give troops extra pay for serving in “imminent danger.”
The Defense Department decided in April to pay an extra $225 a month in “imminent danger pay” to service members who fly planes over Libya or serve on ships within 110 nautical miles of its shores.
That means the Pentagon has decided that troops in those places are “subject to the threat of physical harm or imminent danger because of civil insurrection, civil war, terrorism or wartime conditions.”
Asked Monday whether the White House finding contradicted the Pentagon’s, an Obama spokesman declined to comment.”
Understandable. They’re busy re-defining “imminent” and “danger.”