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March 16th, 2009
10:00 AM ET

Are troops being laid-off?

 Is the economy forcing the U.S. military to lay off American troops?
Is the economy forcing the U.S. military to lay off American troops?

With the civilian job market crashing, more American troops are electing to re-enlist.

But some of them are finding that even parts of the military are cutting back – and letting people go.

CNN Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence reports.

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Filed under: Economy • Military
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  1. R. J. Weisbach Sr.

    I want to thank you for this avenue to express my thoughts on the AIG matter.

    I am a disabled Desert Storm Veteran, I worked for Thompson and Gannett Newspapers in senior postions. I have had it really good in life and really bad. I believe that my time in combate and the press was defending the basic American Dream, the basic foundation of "free markets and elected leadership".

    Stopping those bonus contracts just because we can is wrong, just as wrong as them trying to pay out the 165 million. I believe our government failed to set guidlines on bonuses up front and that they should fix it legally, not just crush AIG because we can.

    March 17, 2009 at 8:13 am |