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Updated – Even VFW Opposes Tea Partier Michele Bachmann’s Proposed $4.5...

"I want her to look those disabled veterans in the eye and tell them their service and sacrifice is too expensive for the nation...

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News 1. A Government Witch Hunt for Veterans Begins Anew—A scare report in Stars and Stripes by Leo Shane...

A Government Witch Hunt for Veterans Begins Anew

Just when you thought is was safe to go back to the VA come signs the water is not inviting for veterans looking to...

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News 1. In 2010, More U.S. Service Members Took Their Own Lives Than Were Killed in Combat. After noting that...

Patty Murray Looks to Become Next Chair of Senate VA Committee

Update: Veterans for Common Sense exec director, Paul Sullivan, says of Sen. Patty Murray becoming chair: "One word will do for  Murray: 'Fantastic!'"  Senator Patty Murray will...

DoD Starts Implementing Pre-Deployment Health Exams—14 Years Late

After 14 Years, Pentagon Finally Complies with Law Passed as "Lesson Learned" from Military's Failure to Care for Gulf War Veterans By Bob Brewin in...

Veterans Today Supports MRFF’s Demand to U.S. Air Force Academy

Veterans Today supports the January 20, 2011, letter written by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to Lieutenant General Michael Gould, the Superintendent of the U.S....

Veterans for Common Sense Supports Civil Rights Group Against Military Proselytizing

Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) supports the January 20, 2011, letter written by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to Lieutenant General Michael Gould, the...

Vets for Common Sense Reacts to New VBA Appts and Million-claim...

Widely regarded as the most effective and honest veterans' advocacy organization, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) expressed cautious optimism today on news of two new Veterans...

Paul Sullivan: Beware veterans and your families: The ax is lifted...

A warning from Veterans for Common Sense. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Full Committee September 30, 2010 Statement of Paul Sullivan Executive Director, Veterans for Common Sense Veterans for Common Sense...

DoD Faces Growing Mental Health Problem of Active-duty Personnel

(Via Government Executive Magazine) - During the past decade 767,290 active-duty military personnel have received a diagnosis for a mental health disorder, according to...

Rates of PTSD Among Veterans Still Rising; BrightHub Flubs Stats

(BrightHub.com) - The rates of PTSD in Iraq war veterans are high, and these numbers will only increase. Furthermore, they don’t include the number...

Book Review: “Lethal Warriors” by David Philipps

David Philipps’ new book, Lethal Warriors: Uncovering the Tragic Reality of PTSD, is an essential and heartbreaking account of the failures in preparing our soldiers and our society for the transition more than 2.1 million from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan to civilian communities at home.

Veterans Advocate for Improved Care at Boston U.

 - Keeping up the pressure -  By Lisa Chedekel via 91Outcomes (Boston, Mass. – Boston University) -- Some of the wounds of war are invisible to...

Vets for Common Sense: Shocking New Mental Health Stats Obtained Under...

- Costs of wars are huge and tragic. Will GOP and Tea Party refuse our veterans and families? - By Jamie Reno San Diego, CA (Home Post)...

Fixing the VA and VBA: An Ongoing Campaign

- Following a string of successes ranging from PTSD to expanded Agent Orange presumtives, the fight to creating new veteran-friendly agencies continues. Faster than...

Troops with combat stress discharged, not treated, Senator Bond charges

he military has been discharging troops who are suffering from combat stress, instead of providing treatment, according to Missouri Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond and several veterans advocates

Will VA be Ready for 240,000 Agent Orange Claims

 - The Dept of Veterans Affairs should clarify what a new, second Agent Orange claim contract is all about. Will VA and IBM be ready...

American Legion and VA Crats Meet Amid Reports of Coming VA...

- If a to-be-named, new head of the VBA is a hard-core veteran's advocate, it will go a long way toward proving that  President Obama and VA Sec...

Insider: The DoD and Brass Don’t Know and Don’t Care about...

 -  " was going to be different, and that it was going to be house-to-house and urban combat. And that type of warfare requires...

Vets for Common Sense and Religious Freedom Org Slam Christian Proselytizing...

- Attempts to reverse the Dr. Sally Satel-Dallas Theological Seminary School of Treatment for PTSD—stressing belief in a Christian God over disability benefits and professional medical...

Obama Cabinet No-Shows for Veterans Panel Spring to Life on Death...

- Growing scandal has insurance companies and cabinet officials running for cover. “We are disappointed so many administration officials appear to have been asleep...

Witness: ‘Cabal’ at VA Is Killing Veterans

- At a hearing last week, experts told Congress that VA staff were "intentionally delaying research and treatment for our veterans" - by Nora Eisenberg...

New PTSD Rules Hailed by Veterans for Common Sense

Veterans for Common Sense Petitions VA to Improve PTSD Benefits From CNN: WHITFIELD: So is this good news in your view? SULLIVAN: This is great news and...

Ten Things We Should Have Remembered on Memorial Day

This essay by Nora Eisenberg was sent to Veterans Today by Paul Sullivan, and our friends, over at Veterans for Common Sense (VCS). Nora notes...

For Memorial Day, Remember Our Living Veterans In Need

This Memorial Day message comes from Veterans for Common Sense (VCS). Although not an anti-war Veterans group in the true sense of the word,...

UPDATE: Veterans for Common Sense (VCS)

The May 19th update from Paul Sullivan and our friends at Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) contains several news clips of high value. Veterans...

PTSD Continues as Veteran Bashing Grows

As the political fallout continues over Allen Breed's AP hit job published over the weekend asserting that U.S. veterans and reformist DVA elements effectively collude to commit...

U.S. Troops Are Technically War Criminals, Fearing Hostile VA

Just off the phone with a veteran who told me U.S. soldiers and Marines often take pictures in war zones of enemy dead in...

AP: VA System Is ‘Too Easy’ for Veterans to File Claims!!

As PTSD claims soar, the systemic problem at the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs is the ease with which veterans file for disability benefit...

GORDON DUFF: TIME FOR REAL LAWS TO PROTECT OUR TROOPS...

DOING NOTHING AT ALL WOULD BE A HUGE IMPROVEMENT ALLOWING VETERANS TO DIE QUIETLY, BETTER THAN THE ABUSE By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor America has been at...

Deploy VBA Staff at All VHA Facilities to Reform Broken Claims...

VBA staff should be on the ground at All Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Facilities The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) suffers from a lack of resources, not...

Vets for Common Sense: VA Claims Process Broken, Fix It

Veterans for Common Sense: Fix Broken VA Claims System Now! - Via Veterans for Common Sense Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) Appears Before "Claims Summit 2010"...

VFW’s Tradewell Betrays Veterans … Again

Thomas J. Tradewell Sr., a Republican flack who heads the Veterans for Foreign Wars (VFW), has an unusual give-away when he's lying. His mouth...

Veterans for Common Sense: Rebuild the VA

Paul Sullivan, Executive Director, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS), testified Feb. 4 before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee about President Barack Obama's proposed budget...