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Defense Department accounting errors leave some soldiers struggling to get by

A Reuters investigation has found that "pay errors in the military are widespread" and as many have found, including U.S. Army medic Shawn Aiken whose story Reuters has highlighted, "once mistakes are detected, getting them corrected - or just explained - can test even the most persistent soldiers."

"A review of individuals’ military pay records, government reports and other documents, along with interviews with dozens of current and former soldiers and other military personnel, confirms Aiken’s case is hardly isolated."

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