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Friday, November 10, 2006

Bankrupt!: War on Soldier Debt

American soldiers are tangled in debt wars!

NPR reports on Pentagon's concerns about the potential security risks of service members carrying high levels of debt (a 9-FOLD INCREASE IN SOLDIERS STRIPPED OF SECURITY CLEARANCE DUE TO DEBT). The military is now trying to help those serving take control of their finances.

Capt Mark Patton of the Navy reports: "What we're finding is that the financial health of a service member is just as critical as his physical well-being, his morale, his family support."

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