The VA Is Finally Being Forced to Pay for Navy Veterans' Exposure to Agent Orange
A federal court has ruled against the VA and granted aid to Navy veterans suffering from cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses linked to toxic exposure while stationed in Vietnam.
From Conservative Patriot to Communist Vanguard: An Interview With H. Bruce Franklin
Franklin's new memoir, Crash Course, blends the story of his political awakening with the history of the Vietnam War.
Aretha Franklin Wasn't Just the Queen Of Soul—She Was Also the Godmother of the Protest Song
Franklin didn't set out to make a mark on the anti-war movement, but she did so anyway.
What McCain's Brain Cancer Tells Us About Vietnam Vets' Exposure to Agent Orange
The Republican senator never has sought to connect any of his health troubles, including prior bouts with skin cancer, with Agent Orange exposure and has a mixed record when it comes to compensating fellow veterans for wartime exposures.
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.
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.
Blue Water Veterans Share Their Agent Orange Stories
U.S. Navy veterans describe their Vietnam tours, their Agent Orange concerns, and their fight for VA benefits.
Agent Orange Act Was Supposed to Help Vietnam Veterans—But Many Still Don't Qualify
The 1991 law presumes veterans were exposed to the defoliant if they have certain diseases and “set foot” in Vietnam, but Navy vets and Air Force vets in Thailand say they were also exposed. Here’s our guide to groups seeking Agent Orange benefits.
Opting Out: What Is Homesteading, and Why Does It Matter Today?
As part of our week-long series on people who opt out of society, Eva Holland follows the evolution of “homesteading,” from historic government policy to part-time lifestyle of self-sufficiency.