As the newspaper notes, the risk of a shutdown arose due to unresolved disputes about the defense budget.

If the situation remains at an impasse, hundreds of thousands of military and civilian employees "will not receive salaries starting this weekend" until Congress passes emergency measures.

"Administration officials are now sounding the alarm: Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh warned on Tuesday that "more than 1 million troops," as well as civil servants who have gone on vacation, will be left without pay during the shutdown," the newspaper writes.

US President Joe Biden previously warned that if the suspension of the US government occurs, it will affect all citizens of the country.