In Iraq, 'ghost soldiers' are no match for ISIS fighters
Hurried flight of Iraqi soldiers from battle is more understandable if you consider that a lot of them are only on the roster to pad their commanders' pockets.
How much does an Iraqi soldier make? This seemingly simple question has a lot of different answers. The monthly paycheck is only one part, and sometimes a small part of the total the soldier brings home at the end of the month. Officially, a soldier’s salary is about $1,000 to $1,200 a month. This is a huge amount in Iraq today, where minimum wage is about...
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