CNN — The Pentagon is reconsidering ending so-called "danger pay" for U.S. troops serving in the Middle East.
Defense department officials say they are re-examining the move because of the recent increase in violence in the region including Egypt and the Persian Gulf.
The cuts were projected to trim the pentagon's budget by $120 million a year.
"Imminent danger pay" earns troops an extra $225 a month.
There's been no definitive decision made yet on the matter.
Pay for troops serving in Afghanistan would not be affected.
U.S. military officials are also deciding whether to proceed with a scheduled joint military exercise with Egypt in September in light of recent violence there.