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Tara Copp is a Pentagon correspondent for Stars and Stripes. She previously covered DOD for the Washington Examiner, Jane’s Defense Weekly, the Austin American-Statesman and Scripps Howard News Service. She has reported throughout the Middle East, Europe and Asia. She was a senior defense analyst...

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Depends - in 2013 Congress passed/President signed "Pay Our Military Act" which kept paychecks going during shut down .. they would have to do the same before clock runs out tomorrow 
“If for any reason[the government] shuts down the worst thing is what happens to our military,” Trump said @ Pentagon today. In 2013 shutdown Congress passed/president signed bill exempting military salaries from freeze. 
Saw @12StrongMovie at screening last night that featured post-movie talk with original .@USArmy 5th SF Group #HorseSoldiers. extraordinary. Clip below has 1.) LtCol Nutsch (Chris Hemsworth in movie) talking about radio scene in real life (more, 1/2)
Trump just arrived at #Pentagon and spoke for a few minutes on the Pentagon steps. Trump said the worst hurt by budget shutdown would be military. Pentagon press wasn't allowed on stairs to report/watch except for one pool TV feed. I taped comments to report on from CNN feed.
Funny, the president's visit is on the official #WhiteHouse media schedule. It should be on our Pentagon media schedule. Trump is traveling with pool and anticipated to make remarks w/ #SecDef. Not acceptable. 
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