Yearly Archives: 2011

Top Air Force Official Issues Religious Neutrality Policy in Wake of Truthout’s “Jesus Loves Nukes” Exposé

September 14, 2011 (Truthout) – A top US Air Force official, in an attempt to ensure the Air Force adheres to the Constitution as well as its own regulations and policies, issued guidelines that calls on “leaders at all levels” … Continue reading

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CIA Won’t Face Sanction for Destroying Tapes

ACLU – VCS Lawsuit Update October 6, 2011 (Courthouse News) – The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups cannot sanction, or find out who is responsible, for the Central Intelligence Agency destroying at least 92 interrogation videotapes of suspected … Continue reading

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VCS Book Review ~ The Tragic Impact of Bush’s Torture Order on Veterans and Survivors

None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture Written by:  Joshua E. S. Phillips March 3, 2011, Washington, DC (Veterans for Common Sense) – After suffering between 50 million and 70 million deaths, World War II also revealed … Continue reading

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Editorial on Houston VA Cemetery: A Family’s Wishes

VCS Agrees with New York Times: Keep Forced and Unwanted Religious Proselytizing Out of Our VA Cemeteries September 7, 2011 (New York Times Editorial Board) – Four years ago, the Bush administration issued a regulation to protect families of veterans … Continue reading

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Newspaper Editorial: Overdue Aid for Veterans

Editorial Cites VCS / VUFT Appeal Court Opinion   May 25, 2011, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (The Intelligencer Journal Editorial Board) – Eighteen veterans commit suicide every day. More than 1000 attempt suicide every month.Many of these veterans have pleaded for help … Continue reading

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Op-Ed Comments on VCS Report: They are Men, Not Numbers ….

October 4, 2011, Washington, DC (The American Conservative) – But when it comes to a war that has been rampaging — and now slogging — for a decade, it is important that from time to time we look to numbers … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Veterans Deserve Better Treatment

Column by “The Watchdog” Mentions VCS / VUFT Lawsuit Victory May 25, 2011, Allentown, Pennsylvania (Morning Call) – As Memorial Day approaches, there is new hope the federal government will improve the care it offers military veterans. A federal appeals … Continue reading

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Impact of 10 Years of War

VCS Report Featured in Stars & Stipes Blog October 5, 2011, Washington, DC (Stars & Stripes) – Tomorrow marks the 10th year since the start of the Afghanistan War. The Iraq War began two and half years later. In that … Continue reading

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Call Congress and VA Now: VA Set to Stop Some Gulf War Benefits Dec. 31

September 19, 2011 (Military.com) – For Gulf War Veterans with certain ailments like: Chronic fatigue syndrome; Firbromyalgia; Functional gastrointestinal disorders; and other undiagnosed illnesses the current deadline for when the condition must have “appeared” is on or before December 31, … Continue reading

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$28.7 Million Infusion Helps James A. Haley VA Medical Center Make Budget

VCS in the News: Long VA Delays Signal VA Needs More Funding, Staff October 2, 2011 (St. Petersburg Times) – The James A. Haley VA Medical Center closed out its tumultuous fiscal year Friday with a balanced budget after getting … Continue reading

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