The 'Veterans Administration' is the People Served Responsibility, that includes veterans, now civilians, of previous conflicts and military service!! Long list, decades and wars from, of ignored issues or outright denied issues even exist!!
Through their elected representatives, in congress and the ideologies of the executive branches and their cabinets, decades of obstructed under funded budgets unfunded poser patriotic legislation's used to attack VA personal in hearings, in states the legislatures and the chief executive the governors administrations, and especially those with obstructive conservative ideologies seeking to privatize for corporate profit, decades long wants!!
June 23, 2015 - In secret chemical weapons experiments conducted during World War II, the U.S. military exposed thousands of American troops to mustard gas.
When those experiments were formally declassified in the 1990s, the Department of Veterans Affairs made two promises: to locate about 4,000 men who were used in the most extreme tests, and to compensate those who had permanent injuries.
But the VA didn't uphold those promises, an NPR investigation has found.
NPR interviewed more than 40 living test subjects and family members, and they describe an unending cycle of appeals and denials as they struggled to get government benefits for mustard gas exposure. Some gave up out of frustration.
In more than 20 years, the VA attempted to reach just 610 of the men, with a single letter sent in the mail. Brad Flohr, a VA senior adviser for benefits, says the agency couldn't find the rest, because military records of the experiments were incomplete.
"There was no identifying information," he says. "No Social Security numbers, no addresses, no ... way of identifying them. Although, we tried." read more>>>