Veterans would get additional payments for completing science, technology and engineering courses.
Vietnam vets and widows are pushing to extend benefits to those stricken with glioblastoma after exposure.
There is little evidence that the billions of dollars spent each year to treat military service members and veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder are having their intended effects, a new report commissioned by Congress finds.
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In a new revelation about the growing VA scandal, the organization's acting secretary said Thursday that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an electronic medical appointment list died while awaiting appointments.
In a speech announcing his resignation Friday, a contrite Eric Shinseki took responsibility for a "systemic" effort to cover up the neglect of wounded soldiers on waiting lists within the nation's largest hospital network.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss the Veterans Affairs hospital scandal, the Justice Department's announcement that it will charge Chinese military officials with stealing business secrets from U.S. corporations, and reports in The New York Times that the NSA acknowledges corporate spying.
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.