1. Consequences

    Mullen: Default Could Affect Army Wages

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    This is not so comforting. After being asked by an active-duty soldier Saturday in Afghanistan if troop wages would be affected by a government default, Adm. Mike Mullen said he does not have an answer to that. “I honestly hope we don’t get there,” Mullen said. He indicated that a default should not affect operations in the immediate future, but he warned that “the single biggest threat to national security is this growing debt.”

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