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  • Hearing on the Legislative Presentation of Veterans Service Organizations
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    Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing to receive legislative presentations from multiple veterans' service organizations. Topics included the G.I. Bill,…

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  • Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill News Conference
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    Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill News Conference

    The family of Clay Hunt spoke with reporters following President Obama’s signing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which is named after a Marine Corps veteran…

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  • Frontline to the Home Front
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    Frontline to the Home Front

    Panelists talked about the treatment of returning war veterans. The panel included Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former General Stanley McChrystal, Major General Marcia Anderson,…

    442 views
  • Health Costs for Veterans
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    Health Costs for Veterans

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing to assess the long-term financial costs of caring for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and wounded warriors. Witnesses said that while…

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  • After Words with Sebastian Junger
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    After Words with Sebastian Junger

    Author and journalist Sebastian Junger talked about his latest book, War, which chronicles the experiences of soldiers fighting in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Mr. Junger was embedded with 173rd…

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  • Fiscal Year 2009 Veterans Affairs Budget Proposal
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    Fiscal Year 2009 Veterans Affairs Budget Proposal

    Secretary James Peake testified about the proposed fiscal year 2009 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Witnesses representing veterans' organizations also testified about the…

    153 views
  • Iraq War Author Panel
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    Iraq War Author Panel

    Authors of books about the Iraq war talked about their work and answered questions from members of Congress. Aaron Glantz wrote How America Lost Iraq. James Bamford wrote A Pretext for War. David…

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  • Iraq War Roundtable
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    Iraq War Roundtable

    Four veterans talked about their service in Iraq, their impressions upon returning home, and the books they have written about their experiences. David Danelo participated by telephone from Kuwait. They…

    66 views
  • Personal Stories From Iraq
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    Personal Stories From Iraq

    Moderated by Doug Smith, the panel members discussed the topic, “In War Time: Personal Stories from Iraq,” and their books. After their presentations they answered audience members' questions. John Crawford…

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  • National Security and Foreign Policy Platform Hearing
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    National Security and Foreign Policy Platform Hearing

    The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee held a hearing at Louisiana State University. Witnesses testified regarding national security, foreign policy, and related issues.

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  • Democratic Radio Address
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    Democratic Radio Address

    Mr. Rieckhoff, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, talked about the situation in Iraq. He criticized the lack of planning for after the war including the lack of troops to secure the…

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