Commentary: Alaska vets deserve retirement pay

The Obama administration has said it doesn't want two dozen aging veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard to have their World War II service count toward retirement pay. The reason? Such a qualification would set a bad precedent of granting federal benefits for state service.

Nonsense. The circumstances in this case are unique. To speak of setting precedent is absurd.

Alaska's congressional delegation is unanimous in support of full benefits for these veterans, and they should school the administration on some American history:

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