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Friday, July 6, 2012

Veterans Health Care: Before making more war, care for veterans


Ignoring the impact of repeated combat tours far exceeding the Vietnam era, we will reap what we sow, a tide of American war victims doing financially to us what the tsunami did to Japan. Reversing PTSD diagnoses was a shameful attempt to stem this tide.

Col. Plummer warns of a postwar letdown in military spending, including caring for veterans. It would appear, however, that far too many politicians and chiefs of staff have a plan to prevent “postwar” letdown: endless war. They ignore the wisdom that a nation that can’t care for its veterans, needs to stop making more veterans.

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