U.S. Troops

Troops Won't Get Paid During Shutdown

Defense officials outlined how the military would operate under a shutdown as a deeply divided Congress argued over rival spending bills, with the clock ticking on the Monday deadline.

May 30, 1942 - An Ironic Memorial Day In 1942.

May 30, 1942 - Memorial Day in 1942. Desert Fighting in Libya. U.S. troops in Northern Ireland. Suspected IRA security leaks to Germany. Fighting around Port Moresby in Pacific. U.S. arms arrive in Russia. No holiday for Defense workers. Capitol Hill to consider drafting of married men.

December 30, 1995 - Bosnia And (Oh No . . .) The Budget.

News of the day, this day in History - U.S. troops in Bosnia, the first casualty is recorded. the budget impasse continues, with talks between Pres. Clinton, Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich. In depth reports via All Things Considered. December 30, 1995.