Tag Archives: War casualties

House bill would speed disability payments to wounded troops

From Triblive.com By Carl Prine Published: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5:36 p.m. Updated: Saturday, October 6, 2012 A bipartisan bill promises to speed disability payments to troops wounded in Afghanistan, but it must clear a Congress so divided that 96 percent of proposed … Continue reading

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VCS ED on PRI’s “To the Point”

Yesterday VCS Executive Director Patrick Bellon was on Public Radio International’s “To the Point” with Warren Olney.  Also on the program were Jim Dao of the New York Times and Under Secretary for Benefits Alison Hickey. The topic was the … Continue reading

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Scores of recent Texas war veterans have died of overdoses, suicide and vehicle crashes, investigation finds

By American-Statesman Investigative Team They survived the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. But they did not survive the homecoming. A six-month American-Statesman investigation, which paints the most complete picture yet of what happened to Texas’ Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who … Continue reading

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VA processing claims at record pace, but still can’t keep up

From Stars and Stripes By Leo Shane III WASHINGTON – Veterans Benefits Administration processors completed more benefits claims than ever before last month, wrapping up work on a record 107,462 cases. The agency also announced that it topped 1 million … Continue reading

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PTSD: Genetic link could lead to vet drug treatment

VCS ED quoted  From the New Haven Register By Peggy McCarthy, Conn. Health I-Team Writer A recent study that discovered a genetic link to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) could ultimately lead to breakthroughs in treatment or prevention, but advances … Continue reading

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Time to Pay the Price of War

From the Huffington Post By Leila Levinson   The Lives of Others is a 2006 German movie about a secret policeman who spies on civilians suspected of criticizing the East German government. As well as revealing the consequences for the policeman … Continue reading

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We’re quick to send them off to war, but slow to help

Ben Quoted. From Pioneer Press By Ruben Rosario Posted:   09/22/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated:   09/22/2012 10:27:27 PM CDT The following is an ongoing national disgrace: According to a weekly monitoring of government data by the Center for Investigative Reporting, … Continue reading

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September 11 2001: The Day Everything Changed for the US Military

By VCS Advocate and Purple Heart Veteran Christopher Miller From Policy Mic For many who spent time in uniform on 9/11/01, life is very much a story of before and after. I listened to the broadcast of the attacks on … Continue reading

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