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Clinton ‘appalled’ by Guard retracting bonuses

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US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally on October 24, 2016 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton says in a statement that she’s “appalled” that the National Guard has ordered nearly 10,000 soldiers to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Democratic presidential nominee says it’s unacceptable to subject the troops to financial burdens because of what she calls “mismanagement from the California National Guard” and the Pentagon’s “rigid bureaucracy.”

The California National Guard says it has been trying to inform soliders of an appeals process. The soldiers face returning bonuses of $15,000 or more because of what the guard has called “bad actors” who mislead soldiers with outsized bonuses.

Clinton says Congress should pass legislation “to right this wrong.”