How America Is Failing Its Veterans

The Fifth Column

Homeless military veterans stand in line to receive free services from the Department of Veterans Affairs on November 3, 2011 in Denver. Homeless military veterans stand in line to receive free services from the Department of Veterans Affairs on November 3, 2011 in Denver. (John Moore/Getty Images)

The Week

The problem is far worse than long wait times at VA hospitals

HUNGRY USMC VETERAN PLEASE HELP, the cardboard sign read. Sitting next to it was a scruffy man, maybe in his early 30s, in tattered jeans and scuffed work boots. His hair looked oily, he needed a shave. I fished a crumpled $1 out of my pocket and put in his cup. Our eyes met for a second and he said, “Thank you.” I felt a flash of guilt. What good is a buck going to do?

This encounter, at a Metro station in the shadow of the White House, and steps from the entrance to the Department of Veterans Affairs itself, is hardly rare. Perhaps you’ve had one yourself. There are…

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Very Interesting.

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