Troops still fights America’s wars during the government shutdown — but for free.
Not even a government shutdown stops the US military from fighting wars.
More than 290,000 US troops abroad will continue to sail ships, fly planes and helicopters, and patrol cities and towns throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. That means the fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups, for example, won’t shut down just because the government did.
But there’s one major catch: Troops might...