January 28, 2008

NYC Government: Persian Gulf War Never Ended

by PG

In a list of periods of conflict for determining whether one receives a property tax exemption reserved for veterans, the City of New York gives the following:

- World War I: April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
- World War II: December 7, 1941 - December 31,1946
- Korean Conflict: June 27, 1950 - January 31,1955
- Vietnam War: February 28,1961 - May 7, 1975
- Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990 - Present

Does anyone know if this is a standard list from the federal government about the dates for active duty?

January 28, 2008 10:33 PM | TrackBack

I have no idea whether or not there are any federal service exemptions or benefits. And although I doubt it has anything to do with the NYC property tax exemptions, it does dovetail nicely with the legal justification for the current gulf war. The argument is that Security Council Resolutions 678 and 687, passed in 1991 and which required Iraq to abolish all WMD programs as a condition of the ceasefire, were still in effect. Thus, legally (at least from the perspective of the Department of State), this has been just one long war, with a ceasefire in effect from 1991 until 2003 (with a couple of interruptions for hostilities, most notably in 1998).

Posted by: Dave at January 29, 2008 2:18 AM

I just find it funny.

Posted by: PJ at January 30, 2008 6:42 PM

hi, were you able to find out about the gulf war era? my hubby's paperwork says he is a veteran of the gulf war era, but he was enlisted from 1995 to 2001. i wonder about this same thing because there are some benefits for vets in s.c., like free college tuition for children of disabled vets, but only during a war time. is the gulf war era considered a war time from aug 1990 to present or what?

Posted by: SUSAN at May 6, 2008 2:45 PM
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