Secretary Of Defense Suspends Recollections Of Veterans Bonuses
The California National Guard gave millions of dollars in bonuses to persuade soldiers to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.By Ryan Biek | October 26, 2016
A recent report from the Los Angeles Times found that roughly 10,000 California soldiers and veterans who signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan are being forced to pay back the bonuses they received to persuade them to go to war.
"Anybody who volunteers to serve in the armed forces of the United States deserves our gratitude and respect, period," said Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.
On Wednesday, Carter announced recollections would be suspended for around 2,000 soldiers until there's a more streamlined process for evaluating each case.