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b. In the war being waged in Iraq there are soldiers of various ranks and experience who have different tasks. All soldiers receive the same pay but some enjoy an easier way of life than others. Infantrymen, for instance, live in small compounds and have few conveniences. They are vigilant against enemy attack at all times. Sometimes, they go for weeks without showers and without hot meals. At the same time, administrative soldiers live in modern camps and enjoy conveniences almost as nice as being at home. They have swimming pools, high speed internet, and satellite television. They work eight hour days and don’t fear a direct enemy attack. No matter how the soldier serves, their role is critical to the mission of the president. It is the role they play that determines the quality of life.