Todd Starnes

OUTRAGE! Pentagon says soldiers must repay bonus money

The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.  (AP)

Every now and then a story crosses my desk that gets me riled up. This is one of those stories. 

The Los Angeles Times reports that as many as 10,000 soldiers who were given bonus money to reenlist have been ordered to repay the cash. 

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During the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars the California National Guard was faced with a manpower shortage. So they offered massive enlistment bonuses to entice soldiers to re-enlist.

But now, a decade later, the Pentagon says they want that money back -- with interest.

The Times reports that the California Guard mismanaged the bonuses and as many as 10,000 soldiers received too much money.

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