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The VA's Broken Promise To Thousands Of Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: VA, veterans, mustard gas experiments, broken promises, health consequences )

Judy
- 1425 days ago - npr.org
In secret chemical weapons experiments conducted during World War II, the U.S. military exposed thousands of American troops to mustard gas. When those experiments were formally declassified in the 1990s, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs made two promises...
Government Demands Whistleblower Organization's Encrypted Files
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: whistleblowers, POGO, encrypted files, VA, veterans oversight )

Nancy
- 1802 days ago - pogo.org
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) in-house watchdog has demanded that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) turn over all information it has collected related to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities, according to a subpoena...
Senators Reach Framework To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside System
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: veterans health costs., VA, usa, government, congress, healthcare, politics, obama )

AWAY AWHI
- 1809 days ago - npr.org
Senators from both parties have reached an agreement on legislation that would expand the ability of veterans to seek government-paid medical care outside the network of the VA medical system.
Tell Senator Burr: Apologize for Your Disgusting Remarks ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tea Party, Richard Burr, veterans, VSO, VA, ethics, corruption, dishonesty, politics, government )

Carrie
- 1818 days ago - action.votevets.org
Tea Party darling Senator Richard Burr used Memorial Day to launch an attack at Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) who are refusing to call for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. Senator Burr smeared them as not caring about the veterans...
CRISIS AT THE VA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: VA, claims, suicide, war, Iraq, Afghanistan, Veterans, crisis )

Sheryl
- 2914 days ago - standwithvets.org
The VA has treated and diagnosed 565,000 new, first-time Iraq War and Afghanistan War veteran patients. The VA's count excludes veterans who sought private care, retired veterans treated by the military, and student veterans treated at campus clinics.
Poisoned Patriots? Stricken Marines Seek Help With Illnesses
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, troops, military, toxic chemicals, illness, disease, cancer, VA, Marine Corps, dishonesty )

Dee
- 3524 days ago - cnn.com
TAMPA, Florida (CNN) -- For Rick Kelly, the first sign of cancer was a feeling of discomfort in his chest. "My wife would hug me, and it became almost unbearable," he said.
Suicide Hot Line Got Calls From 22,000 Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: army, navy, air force, marinesm coast guard, national guard, suicide, troops, us, war, military, help, va, veterans, ptsd )

Steve
- 3947 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The VA estimates that every year 6,500 veterans take their own lives. ...... of the 18 veterans who commit suicide each day, four to five of them are under VA care, and 12,000 veterans under VA care are attempting suicide each year.
Inhalant Habit Killed Dwyer
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Dwyer, Iraq war, vets, VA, huffing, ethics. Congress )

Gayle
- 3962 days ago - thepilot.com
Remember this photo? This man, a symbol of the Iraq War, just died from huffing. Where was the VA? Where is the outrage?
Injured Iraq War Veterans Sue VA Head
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, troops, military, iraq, healthcare, va )

Jacquelin
- 4318 days ago - seattlepi.nwsource.com
WASHINGTON -- Frustrated by delays in health care, injured Iraq war veterans accused VA Secretary Jim Nicholson in a lawsuit of breaking the law by denying them disability pay and mental health treatment. The lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Vete
Veterans Affairs Care - Or Lack Of Caring
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: VA, veterans, after care, benefits, corruption, troops, iraq )

Lauren
- 4370 days ago - ivaw.org
the resources at the VA are being used not to treat recently returning veterans, but rather to challenge the integrity of those who have already gone through this system and re-open old wounds which may be present.
   

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