Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Dec. 3 decision to open all combat positions for women has spurred a conversation about gender inequality in the military, reported Quartz. However, pay is not among them. Women in the military are not victims of the gender pay gap.
The structure of the military forbids income inequality based on gender.
Unlike private companies, where salaries are negotiable and undisclosed, the military has set pay grades that are a matter of public record.
Additionally, the reasons for which women are often slighted on income outside the military are not applicable when determining salary grades — like paid time off for maternity. In the military, there is no flexibility, and women — like their male counterparts — spend just as much time deployed and away from their families.
Still, there are a number of issues within the military such as sexual harassment and promotion rates.
Currently, women in the military are not promoted at the same rate as men.
An American citizen who allegedly served as a sniper for ISIS and became a leader for the terrorist group is expected to appear in federal court on Friday after being returned to the United States by the Defense Department, officials said.
Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. (Reuters photo)
LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route.
Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia, suddenly changed course after passing through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf.