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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trump Administration Proposes New Rules to Encourage Veterans to Seek Private Care
The new access standards are the most important step toward reshaping the Department of Veterans Affairs in line with Trump's vision of enlarging the private sector's role.
How Houston Has Virtually Ended Homelessness Among Veterans
Can the city's model work for chronic homelessness, in Houston and beyond?
Are Today's Veterans Actually Starting Fewer Businesses Than Previous Generations?
There's been much ado about data suggesting there are fewer post-9/11 veterans starting their own businesses than in generations past. But those statistics may be misleading.
Trump's VA Faces a Lawsuit Aimed at Exposing the Influence of the 'Mar-a-Lago Crowd'
The government is attempting to get the suit thrown out of court asserting that a Watergate-era sunshine law on advisory committees shouldn't apply.
President Trump Pushes the Department of Veterans Affairs Toward Increased Privatization
The administration is determined to use a new law to expand the private sector's role in veterans' health care—a move that end up being costly for former service members.
Lawmakers Call for Accountability After the VA Mishandles Thousands of Sexual Trauma Cases
A bipartisan group of lawmakers united on Monday to call for action from both Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Viewfinder: Commemorating Fallen Soldiers During South Korea's 63rd Memorial Day
A South Korean woman touches the engraved name of her older brother who died during the Korean War at Seoul National Cemetery.
Rethinking Our Approach to Mental Trauma
A conversation with psychologist Ken Falke, who uses the concept of post-traumatic growth—which emphasizes that there can be positive consequences to trauma and suffering—to help combat veteran suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Inside the Turmoil Within Trump's Department of Veteran Affairs
In what has become a staple of this administration, infighting, backstabbing, and lack of leadership is plaguing potential legislative progress within the VA.
Key Veterans Affairs Official Downplays the Risks of Agent Orange
At a meeting in March, a lead analyst in the VA's compensation service was critical of the media, scientists, and the VA's own administrative tribunal for taking positions that differ from his.
Viewfinder: Paying Memorial Day Respects in Virginia
A veteran walks through Arlington National Cemetery on May 29th, 2017.
The Real Problem With Playing ‘Pokémon Go’ at the Holocaust Museum
The museum, like the video game, relies on careful curation to furnish an alternate experience of reality. Playing Pokémon Go at a memorial isn’t just disrespectful — it interferes with the augmented reality you’re already in.
The Vietnam Vets After Agent Orange Benefits
Neither the Navy nor the Department of Veterans Affairs has a comprehensive list of which ships went where during the Vietnam War. As a result, veterans themselves often have to prove their ships served in areas where Agent Orange was sprayed.