Lawmaker: Combat pay cheating must stop

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http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/05/military_dangerpay_fraud_070523w/

A senior lawmaker wants to launch a major congressional investigation of what he sees as fraudulent claims for combat pay and benefits by people making only brief trips into a war zone.

Rep. Neil Abercrombie, D-Hawaii, House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee, accuses midgrade and senior service members of planning trips into Iraq and Afghanistan that have little or no practical purpose other than to qualify them for a month’s worth of danger pay and combat zone tax exclusions....
 
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