Veterans

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Iraq war veteran and outspoken Iraq war critic Tomas Young has died at the age of 34. Democracy Now! reported his death Monday, the eve of Veterans Day. Young enlisted in the Army following the September 11 attacks, volunteering to go to Afghanistan. He was sent to Iraq, and was left paralyzed by a bullet on the fifth day of his deployment. In...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Four decades after the Vietnam War, roughly 283,000 veterans are still plagued...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Four people are dead and sixteen people were left wounded, some critically,...

Further

Even as a new report calls for ending a war on drugs with "enormous negative outcomes and collateral damage,” Congress has rejected an amendment to a veterans' funding bill to allow VA doctors in medical marijuana states to discuss pot - not prescribe it or provide it but suggest it - to treat PTSD and other ills they got serving the country that is now denying them what "a mountain of evidence" says is their best treatment. The close 222–195 vote suggests the tide is turning, but not quickly...