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The rules for Hostile Fire and Imminent Danger Pay have changed. Service members will now receive imminent danger pay only for days they actually spend in hazardous areas. This change went in effect on February 1, 2012.
A member of a uniformed service may be entitled to Hostile Fire and Imminent Danger pay at the rate of $225 for any month in which he/she was entitled to basic pay and in which he/she was:
Subject to hostile fire or explosion of hostile mines;
On duty in an area in which he was in imminent danger of being exposed to hostile fire or explosion of hostile mines and in which, during the period he was on duty in that area, other members of the uniformed services were subject to hostile fire or explosion of hostile mines;
Killed, injured, or wounded by hostile fire, explosion of a hostile mine, or any other hostile action; or
On duty in a foreign area in which he was subject to the threat of physical harm or imminent danger on the basis of civil insurrection, civil war, terrorism, or wartime conditions.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Okay, I'm missing where anyone has a problem with Panetta being for a Death Penalty prosecution as it may or may not fit under the UCMJ? Personally I'm finding it baffling that people call for the scalps of U.S. Soldiers if they burn a book or play sick head games with Iraqi VIP prisoners on the VIP cell block, but what is this? Folks are condeming the system looking real hard at doing something with this one?
Heck guys... at least it appears fair to say THIS one did it as outright murder. No question of combat confusion or fuzzy thinking here. What is a VALID question is how many more guys are close to breaking, how many officers need to answer for keeping them in the pressure cooker well after they're baked, and how soon we can get our men home to stop the damage from piling on.
This guy though? He absolutely must have his fair trial...and I don't care what Karzai wants. A fair trial is a NATO or U.S. Military trial. No one I'm related to or have known in the Armed Forces would go for this kind of horror, if all is factual as we are hearing it today. So..In a RARE CASE, I agree with Panetta. AFTER his fair trial and if the evidence shows guilt, then shoot him.