US debt crisis: Soldiers fear they will not be paid
A US Senate vote on the debt crisis has been delayed to give politicians more time to negotiate a way out of the nation's debt crisis.
Democrats and Republicans have expressed cautious optimism about the chances of finding a solution to the problem before Tuesday, when the US would begin to default on its borrowing.
In a show of anxiety over the issue, soldiers serving in Afghanistan asked a visiting US Joint Chief of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, if they would be paid.
Marcus George reports from Washington.
31 Jul 2011
- From the section US & Canada