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(CNN)"War is hell."
That's what Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman famously said in the wake of the Civil War and it's as true today as it was then. Unfortunately, as veterans, we have little confidence that President Trump has taken Sherman's admonition to heart and this lack of understanding about the true nature of combat is alarming, especially in light of North Korea's latest ballistic missile test.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined 11 of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urging the Department to reverse its decision to realign funding for homeless veterans from the Specific Purpose Fund to the General Purpose Fund. This change could jeopardize the VA’s ability to ensure that veterans in the program have access to a case manager—a critical part of procuring medical help, affordable housing and substance abuse counseling for those who need it the most.
After serving in the Navy for almost five years, Tatiana Medina said she did not receive proper treatment at Veterans Affairs medical centers in the United States after her service.
Medina, who served as an operations specialist aboard the USS Mount Whitney, said she had to wait three to nine months before seeing a doctor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in commemoration of Veteran’s Day this Saturday.
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U.S. veterans are speaking out and criticizing Donald Trump following the televised spectacle Wednesday night when he failed to stand or honor the American flag as a bugler played, signaling the “Retreat” ceremony at a Pennsylvania military base.
A new project aims to build a database to acknowledge and honor Sino-US World War II combatants, as Dong Leshuo reports from Washington.
They are dying almost every day, and Ed Gor is trying to find them before they do.
"They" are the estimated 20,000 Chinese-Americans who fought in World War II. Nobody knows how many are still alive.
President Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, a year after the Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender service members.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, he wrote:
President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter that he will bar transgender people from serving in the military brings to a boil a previously simmering congressional debate.
Critics of Trump’s proposal have already vowed to fight back hard, and the battle will be joined promptly. It will start in the next 24 hours or so during House debate on security spending legislation.