The US wastes billions of dollars on these senseless wars that enrich the MIC and the neo-cons (including Hillary) that feeds them.
In order to do that they must lure young men and now women into fighting these battles for them. What better way than to offer them money since many are unemployed and/or can't afford college.
The part that's left out is the risk these young folks (men and women) are taking and the chances that they will come back in body bags or wheel chairs.
Now to ad insult to injury Uncle Sam wants to take back the stipends they gave many of these vets while still wasting billions in making neo-cons (who don't fight wars just start them) richer
Thousands of Calif. National Guard vets ordered to repay reenlistment bonuses - CSMonitor.com