It's an open secret at military bases across the country: Soldiers looking for contract marriages.On Craigslist you'll find dozens of ads, many so blatant that soldiers put the term right on the subject line, not even trying to hide it.Four other al-Qa`ida members were released along with him, including Saif al-`Adl and Abu Muhammad al-Masri, two senior al-Qa`ida operatives who are believed to have traveled to Syria as well, raising concerns among U. counterterrorism officials of a reinvigorated al-Qa`ida in close proximity to Western nations.The killing of al-Masri and the movement of senior al-Qa`ida members from Iran to Syria is the latest episode in one of the least examined and most poorly understood chapters of al-Qa`ida’s history, namely its relationship with Iran."It's a great proposition as far as he's concerned," Jacobs said. From his standpoint, [it's] great." But from a taxpayer's standpoint, it's "a terrible deal," Jacobs added. This is money coming out of the pockets of taxpayers, money that is supposed to be in the defense of the republic." To show how it works, the Rossen Reports team responded to a Craigslist ad.
The way my mother told the story it sounded like this had always been one of those family secrets that was kept securely hidden with the other skeletons in the closet.
People get married for all sorts of reasons, but I have to wonder if collecting BAH and other benefits are actually worth marrying someone you don’t love or, apparently, live with?
It seems to me that this could be a rather complicated undertaking which isn’t worth the trouble.
In this case, I’m not sure how the Marine Corps would be able to prove fraud if, as it states in the story, the couple had not admitted it.
After all, no matter the intentions, they were all legally married.