People are being paid to work in the arms industry.
In the past decade, there have been more than a dozen reports of soldiers being paid for killing people in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And now, there’s another piece of the puzzle in the form of the Army’s paymaster.
The Army pays for the training and equipment of soldiers in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense (DoD).
And while there’s a big difference between being paid a salary and being paid military equipment, the DoD pays soldiers for the time spent on the front lines.
The Army has paid soldiers $10.4 million in 2017 alone to fight in Iraq.
The Army is also paying more to civilians to go on “hunting” missions in Afghanistan.
The average soldier earns $45,000 a year, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But it’s a paymaster for people who are paid by the day, not the hour.
The amount of money a soldier is paid varies by mission.
The total for all Army combat and noncombat special operations units was $1.1 billion, according Defense News.
“For example, the paymaster was paid $1,836,000 for fiscal year 2018,” the DoE said in a statement.
“This is the second highest paymaster of $1 billion or more for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.”
In the case of Iraq, the Army paid out $858,000.
The Pentagon said the paymasters for the military were all different and included pay for combat-related training, equipment, and medical care.
However, in Afghanistan, the base paymaster is the pay paid to soldiers, who are on “mission-specific” assignments.
“It is an individual duty payment for all soldiers,” the statement said.
Soldiers receive the pay at their own expense, not through the DoT.
The US is the only country in the world that pays its soldiers a base salary.
That means that US soldiers get paid $10,000 more per month than their counterparts in other countries, the Pentagon said.