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No Thanks From an Ungrateful Nation: The Surge of Female Vets Living on the Streets

Sexual assault is a major reason for the growing number of homeless female veterans.

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Obama Ready to Nominate New VA Chief

Given what happened to the former secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, whoever ends up filling his position has a tough row to hoe. If President Obama gets his way, former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald will apparently be the next man for the job.

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Does the U.S. Owe Iraq?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Iraq falls apart, the VA goes after whistle-blowers, the Washington football team loses its racist trademarks, and more on Gore Vidal.

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Does the U.S. Owe Iraq?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Iraq falls apart, the VA goes after whistle-blowers, the Washington football team loses its racist trademarks, and more on Gore Vidal.

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 READ MORE



U.S. Navy/Chief Hospital Corpsman Josh Ives

Will Congress Be as Brave as Shinseki?

If you want a prime example of what’s wrong with our politics, study the response to the veterans’ health care scandal. You would think from the coverage that the only issue that mattered to politicians was whether Gen. Eric Shinseki should be fired.

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Statue Limitations

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VA Hotline Updated

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On Memorial Day, Let’s Do Right by Our Veterans

Memorial Day should honor not only those military personnel who gave their lives for America but really all those who have suffered and died in war.

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In VA Scandal, Accountability for All—Including Congress

Unlike most of Congress, especially on the Republican side, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki opposed the incompetent war plans of the George W. Bush administration that left so many American service men and women grievously wounded.

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Tomb of the Unknown Patient

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Veterans Administration

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Gay Spouses Denied Veterans Benefits

The Defense of Marriage Act has been ruled unconstitutional, but gay wedded couples are still not receiving spousal benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The denial comes as a result of Title 38 of the U.S. code regarding veterans benefits, which defines marriage as the union between members of the opposite sex and is independent of DOMA.

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Veterans Turn on Obama, Fox News Reporter May Be Jailed, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest Senate Democrat to “evolve” on the issue of gay marriage and a California billionaire looking to become the left’s answer to the Koch brothers.

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Not All Vets Are Treated Equally Under the Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 was hailed by various media outlets and veterans organizations as the GI Bill of the future. However, through my own experience in dealing with Veterans Affairs regarding the GI Bill, I have found that the help is far less than what we were led to believe.

Posted on Oct 7, 2009 READ MORE



U.S. Air Force / Airman 1st Class Amber Bressler

Veterans Still Waiting for GI Bill Money

It was a nice idea while it lasted: The new GI Bill promised veterans who wanted to go to college money for tuition, books and living expenses. More than 277,000 signed up for the program, which was supposed to kick in Aug. 1. Many are still waiting for their checks.

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For Veterans With PTSD, Location Is Everything

Of the 750,000 or so veterans who have been discharged from the “war on terror,” roughly one-quarter have been recognized by the VA as mentally or physically injured. One of the leading debilitating injuries suffered by those men and women is PTSD, but how much they’re compensated by the government depends a great deal on where they live, according to an investigation by McClatchy’s Washington bureau.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007 READ MORE


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Pentagon Sweeps 20,000 Veterans Under the Rug

Roughly 20,000 soldiers who aren’t on the military’s list of combat wounded have signs of brain injury, according to an analysis of Army, Navy and Veterans Affairs data conducted by USA Today. The Pentagon’s official tally of troops who’ve suffered brain trauma in combat is 4,471—one-fifth the total gleaned from military records.

Posted on Nov 23, 2007 READ MORE



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VA Exaggerates Quality of Care, Study Finds

An exhaustive study of the VA health system and its administrators has found a pattern of overstating the quality of care, arguably at the expense of veterans. If Congress is under the impression that VA medical care is top notch, it is less motivated to appropriate resources for much-needed improvements.

Posted on May 11, 2007 READ MORE


Lessons From Walter Reed

Linda Bilmes, the Harvard finance expert who helped establish the true cost of the war, including veteran healthcare, turns her attention to the Walter Reed scandal, and the bureaucratic quagmire that keeps our soldiers from getting help. Bilmes offers four lessons to avoid future problems. We can only hope someone takes her advice.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007 READ MORE


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Supporting the Troops

ABC’s News’ Bob Woodruff, who narrowly escaped death while reporting from the Iraq war, visits with a young Marine who also sustained a major brain injury. Although rehabilitation is vital to the Marine’s recovery, the VA has refused treatment for half of the critical first year.

Posted on Mar 1, 2007 READ MORE


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Record Injuries Leave Veterans Stranded

Former Truthdigger of the Week Linda Bilmes offers this scathing analysis of America’s treatment of its wounded. The Harvard public finance expert writes that for every fatality in Iraq, there are 16 injuries, and doctors and bureaucrats at home are struggling to keep up with the unprecedented—and underestimated—surge of wounded soldiers.

Posted on Jan 7, 2007 READ MORE


Soldiers Sue Army Over Mysterious Illness

A number of American troops from the same unit in Iraq recently discovered they were all suffering from a mysterious set of illnesses.  Though their doctors couldn?t determine the source of the sickness, the soldiers came to believe their exposure to depleted uranium munitions was to blame, and decided to sue the U.S. Army.

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