Topic: Veterans Affairs
Is Medical Marijuana the Solution to the Veteran Opioid Crisis?
Studies suggest that medical cannabis might be an effective PTSD treatment. The VA has come out against bills that would allow for further research.
ICE Is Failing to Screen the Veterans Among Those It Deports
Veterans are not receiving appropriate review before being placed in removal proceedings, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
Viewfinder: A World War II Veteran Who Took Part in D-Day Is Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Members of the United States Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard," carry the flag-draped casket of World War II Army veteran Carl Mann to his final resting place.
Back to the Long War: Helmand Province Eight Years Later
Hundreds of Marines lost their lives in Helmand before troop withdrawal. Christopher Jones returned to see what those lives had been lost to achieve.
Trump Discussing Pardons for Alleged War Criminals Might Be Enough to Set Them Free
Trump's comments on Eddie Gallagher might constitute a violation of military code and grounds for mistrial—even though they support the alleged civilian-targeter.
The U.S. Is Denying Citizenship to Service Members at an Unprecedented Rate
Non-citizens in the military are now denied citizenship more frequently than their civilian counterparts. The Department of Defense appears to be behind the shift.
Trump's Pardon Is in Line With Americans' Views About War Crimes
Trump has spoken in favor of Michael Behenna and other alleged military criminals, but he is far from the only one to do so.
Why Can't the Military Root Out Far-Right Extremism in Its Own Ranks?
The Department of Homeland Security fumbled a domestic terrorism report in 2009 that warned about right-wing militias targeting the U.S. Army for recruits.
Does the American Military Have a Problem With Far-Right Extremism?
In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security released a report highlighting the threat of far-right groups recruiting veterans. Ten years later, it's still relevant.
New VA Software Threatens to Disrupt the Health Care of Thousands of Vets
A review of a new tool to determine eligibility for private care for vets by the U.S. Digital Service recommended the agency scrap the software and start over.
The Demographics of America's Private Military Contractors
In 2016, one in four American armed personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan was a private contractor–most of whom were older, white men.
What Afghan Soldiers Think About U.S. Troop Withdrawal and Taliban Peace Talks
Interviews with members of the Afghan military, from generals to recruits, reveal concern about the future ahead.
Martha McSally's Experience With Sexual Assault in the Military Is Part of a 'Silent Epidemic'
Sexual assault in the military affects about 4.3 percent of female service members, but it often goes unreported.
Trump's Mar-a-Lago Associates Continue to Influence Policy Decisions at the VA
The president's old friend Albert Hazzouri used a personal message to advocate for the American Dental Association after spending time with him at Trump's resort in 2017.
Taliban Fighters Attacked an Afghan Army Base Manned by Some U.S. Military Personnel Today
The attack is the largest on a U.S.-manned based in Afghanistan in years, and occurred as U.S. and Taliban representatives are negotiating a full U.S. troop withdrawal from the country.