Informed Sources: Jul. 19, 1993

Peacekeeping Pays -- for Germans

BONN -- Soldiers from Germany and the U.S. face similar risks in SOMALIA -- but German troops posted there are earning almost four times as much. Under a bill passed by the Bundestag in June, a German soldier serving in Somalia receives a hazardous-duty bonus of 100 deutsche marks a day (about $60). U.S. privates earn only about $150 a month in hazardous-duty pay. The average German soldier on a standard six-month stay in Somalia earns about $35,000 in pay and bonuses, in contrast to only about $9,000 for a U.S. private.

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