So many issues long ignored or outright denied, and that second link is just on PTS, exist by the Country served who's responsibility is the Veterans Administration. But it's easier, and much cheaper up front, leading to costly problems, needing quick borrowed capital or taken from the already grossly under funded VA budgets, it's like cutting corners when building anything, that continue re-servicing over and over, to follow the conservative, media hyped scandals, line of laying blame on the agency and it's personal. The conservative politicians leading the attacks as they seek to privatize that responsibility for bottom line corporate profits for the principles and investors of, which would be very costly for the people served and damaging to the veterans who served them especially in our, poser, patriotic wars theaters!!
April 09, 2015 - All four members of Maine’s congressional delegation on Wednesday sent letters raising concerns and seeking clarity from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs about the veterans who served on Enewetak Atoll between 1977 and early 1980.
The men deployed there — including some from Maine — were tasked with cleaning up the atoll, which had been the site of more than 40 nuclear tests, before it could be returned to the people of the Marshall Islands. Many of them are now connecting the cancers and other illnesses they and their army buddies are suffering with their stint cleaning up radioactive material from the atoll.
“We believe the Department of Veterans Affairs should take a closer look at this issue to determine if the veterans’ exposure to radioactive material during this timeframe in the Enewetak Atoll has, in fact, made them more susceptible to certain diseases, including certain cancers that some of these veterans have and continue to suffer from,” U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin said in a joint letter to Robert McDonald, the secretary of the department.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King wrote to Allison A. Hickey, the under secretary for benefits at the VA, asking her for additional information about the cleanup mission. Their questions included: read more>>>
Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, nor the continued blowback from the spread and growth from the policies implemented!
Neither the long term results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, Veterans issues from!
As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded for decades and the wars from now, VA budget is still borrowed, with interest, thus added problem creating costs, with representative who control the purse strings blaming the mostly dedicated VA personal within, that shouldn't exist!