Yearly Archives: 2008

Veterans in South Texas Push for New VA Hospital in Rio Grande Valley

December 29, 2008, McAllen, Texas – Members of the Valley’s Veterans Alliance are hoping President Bush will grant one wish before he leaves the White House. The local veterans sent Mr. Bush a letter requesting an executive order to build … Continue reading

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U.S. Court of Appeals Rules that DoD Violated Laws for Veteran Hiring Preferences

December 29, 2008 – The Defense Department violated the rights of a veteran who was seeking an entry-level, civilian auditing job when it decided to hire two nonveteran candidates instead, a federal court has ruled. In a Dec. 24 decision, … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: VA Failures on PTSD Exposed in Living Color

December 31, 2008, Austin, Texas – On Friday, December 19th, millions of Americans were exposed on the “Dr. Phil” show to the antithesis of service many of our wounded warriors have received upon their return to civilian life. The honorable … Continue reading

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Army War College Report: Domestic Unrest Due to Economic Crisis Could Result in Use of Soldiers Inside US

December 29, 2008, El Paso, Texas – A U.S. Army War College report warns an economic crisis in the United States could lead to massive civil unrest and the need to call on the military to restore order. Retired Army … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: Add Up the Enormous Damage Caused by President George W. Bush

December 30, 2008 – Does anyone know where George W. Bush is? You don’t hear much from him anymore. The last image most of us remember is of the president ducking a pair of size 10s that were hurled at … Continue reading

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Veterans Link Health Problems to Chemical Warfare Agent Tests at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah

December 28, 2008 – Dwight Bunn easily becomes breathless and says he has lung scarring from exposure during chemical tests conducted in secrecy on troops while he was stationed at the Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Tooele County from 1962 … Continue reading

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Soldiers Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Also Fight for Child Custody

December 30, 2008, Fort Lee, Virginia – Army Sgt. Stephanie Greer was serving with a vehicle-maintenance unit in the volatile Iraqi city of Ramadi, part of President Bush’s “surge” strategy to stabilize the country, when she learned of a far-off … Continue reading

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Dec 30 VCS Update: Our Successes in 2008 and Our Plans for 2009

In 2008, Veterans for Common Sense continued our strong track record of providing publicity and pragmatic solutions for government policies you care about: national security, civil liberties, and veterans. With your continued support, we plan more successful advocacy efforts during … Continue reading

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News Analysis: Will Current Proselytizing in Military Continue Under President Obama?

December 27, 2008 – President-Elect Barack Obama’s decision to have the evangelical megachurch leader Rick Warren conduct the invocation at next month’s presidential inauguration proves that fundamentalist Christians still wield enormous power within the federal government and will likely continue … Continue reading

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Iraq War Veteran Arrested After Two-Hour Standoff with Police in New Jersey

December 27, 2008, Mansfield Township, New Jersey – A mentally disturbed Iraq War veteran who dialed 911 Friday morning claiming he’d shot two people kept officers at bay during an ensuing two-hour standoff, police said. Richard Toth, 30, made the 911 … Continue reading

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