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Aug 22, 2011 | Army Times

Plans To Give Vets More Jobs Are Gaining Steam

The veterans' employment plan announced Aug. 5 by President Obama and two competing plans pending in Congress have enough similarities to give hope that a comprehensive jobs package could take effect this fall.

Aug 21, 2011 | The American Legion

Miller aims to protect veterans benefits

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has been tasked with slashing more than a trillion dollars from the U.S. budget. But according to U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, that task shouldn't include slashing from two critical programs: veterans benefits and national security.

Aug 19, 2011 | New York Times

The Wrong Way To Help Veterans

IF all goes according to plan, by the end of the year, 10,000 American soldiers in Afghanistan will be home with their families — and their memories. As many as 20 percent of them will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression, while suicide rates have reached tragic new highs among veterans.

Aug 19, 2011 | New York Times

The Wrong Way To Help Veterans

IF all goes according to plan, by the end of the year, 10,000 American soldiers in Afghanistan will be home with their families — and their memories. As many as 20 percent of them will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression, while suicide rates have reached tragic new highs among veterans.

Aug 18, 2011 | ABC News/AP

Disability System Leaves Troops in 'Vast Unknown'

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lanier has entered what he calls the "vast unknown." A combat veteran and father to four daughters, he can't remain in the military because of a serious back injury earned in Iraq.

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