Veterans

Clinton, Sanders debate plans for ISIS, Afghanistan and veterans care

Clinton, Sanders debate plans for ISIS, Afghanistan and veterans care

By Leo Shane III, Military Times The final two Democratic presidential candidates both vowed Thursday not to send combat troops into Iraq and Syria if they become commander-in-chief, but they also hinted that the U.S. deployments in Afghanistan could continue well into the future. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie […]

Driving Veterans to Bankruptcy and Suicide, Game Playing over Emergency Care

Driving Veterans to Bankruptcy and Suicide, Game Playing over Emergency Care

…by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor If a veteran who receives all his medical care from the VA as more and more do each year, needs emergency care, they either go to a VA hospital emergency room, for me that requires driving to another state, or goes local. For all but an elite few, the VA […]

Toxic exposures caused illness in gulf war veterans, new report says

Toxic exposures caused illness in gulf war veterans, new report says

Twenty-five years after 700,000 U.S. troops fought and won the first Gulf War with remarkably low casualties, research “clearly and consistently” shows that exposure to pesticides and other toxins caused Gulf War Illness, a complex and debilitating disorder that affects as many as 250,000 of those deployed, according to a new report led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher.

Listening to the voices of Veterans and their journey in the appeals system

Listening to the voices of Veterans and their journey in the appeals system

That’s what one Veteran told us about the appeals process for Veterans’ claims. To better understand how Veterans experience the process – how the process fits into the context of their lives – a group of six researchers spoke at length with 92 Veterans whose service spanned the periods from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For America’s Veterans, the War Never Ends … Only, Now the Battle is with Their Own Government

For America’s Veterans, the War Never Ends … Only, Now the Battle is with Their Own Government

Written by Katharine Russ for Veterans Today ANOTHER YEAR OF SAMEOLD, SAMEOLD–As 2015 comes to a close, veterans are still on the “losing end” when it comes to healthcare, housing and Constitutional rights. For decades, each new Administration has proclaimed a debt of gratitude to our veterans and promised supportive medical, education and housing assistance […]

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