WASHINGTON — One in three U.S. veterans of the post-9/11 military believes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, and a majority think that after 10 years of combat America should be focusing less on foreign affairs and more on its own problems, according to an opinion survey released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — A California lawmaker is calling for a full review of top military medals to see if deserving heroes were passed over for the Medal of Honor, citing the story of Sgt. 1st Class Alywn Cashe as a prime example of officials downplaying battlefield valor.
A national Veterans Disability Advocacy group promoted veterans benefits at a recent event, the Hire Our Veterans Symposium, which was organized to encourage the nation’s employers to step up their employment of the country’s service members.
A recent study published this week by environmental health researchers could contribute to veterans benefits with its revelations related to Gulf War illness.
BAGHDAD — Iraqi leaders have said they need U.S. military trainers to stay beyond a year-end deadline for American forces to leave but that the troops should not be granted immunity from prosecution.
A survey of social workers, nurses and doctors working for the Department of Veterans Affairs finds that more than 70 percent of respondents think the department lacks the staff and space to meet the needs of growing numbers of veterans seeking mental health care.
More than 50 of America’s most decorated war heroes are in Louisville, Kentucky, this weekend to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor. Three men have received the honor in the last year — the first time the Congressional Medal of Honor Society has welcomed new living members since Vietnam. Reporter Brenna Angel of member station WUKY, reports on how they shared their stories across generations.
MIAMI — The trial of five Guantanamo captives accused of the Sept. 11 mass murder cannot begin until next year at the earliest under a timetable set out Monday by the legal authority in charge of the war court.
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