All on the army’s dime


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‘Look on the bright side. You might get lucky. One of them might be into rough trade. All on the army’s dime, too.’
Source: No Middle Name (Deep Down) by Lee Child
Context: Christopher engaged Reacher to investigate secretly the leakage of some internal discussion meetings about a new spinner rifle specification. This passage is Christopher 's comment to Reacher prior to joiming committee meeting.

What does the bolded phrase mean?

Other words I looked:
rough trade: a tough, brutal, or sadistic homosexual man picked up or hired for sexual activity.
dime: small amount of money

Thank you.
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