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Chris Britt

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    It is totally ironic, but part of the problem is the survivability of attacks. You get hit by an IED in a protected vehicle and survive, albeit with brain trauma. If you ran over a mine in WW2 or Nam you simple were dead and not a “problem” for the VA.

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    Secondly there is the “problem” of accumulation. A lot of vets from Korea and Nam still are part of the VA, and all the “new guys” from Iraq and Afghanistan are a bit too much for a system that is still based on paper. Well, this will get solved over time, i trust the President on this.

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    What will not be solvable is the unwillingness of the VA to accept certain conditions. PTSD was an issue, Gulf War Syndrome still is, even issues related to the use of Agent Orange have to be proven beyond doubt by the applying vet. How do you do that? And in times of sequestration and stuff it is easy to see how the VA is forced to try to save money. My advise: just don’t enlist…

  2. mskemple

    mskemple said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “My advise: just don’t enlist…” Would you rather have your freedom ensured by volunteers or drafties. Either way their can be no denial that a country this size needs a standing army.

  3. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    ^ I don’t think the one precludes the other.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Agent Orange used to depend on when and where you were at in ’Nam, it now is automatically assumed if you were there.


    VA IS doing what they can to improve, without actual funding to match the increased workload from “Old guys” as well as current Iraq/Afghanistan folks signing up.


    GHW, and “W” did NOT support the troops, they told VA to cut them off. Clinton and the Obama administration are trying to get our vets “welcomed home”, but Republicans in Congress still don’t want the cost of their wars emphasized, or publicized.


    And yes, Morty, many of the guys who were fatalities in ‘Nam that I transported would today survive the same injuries with improved care from the military, AND VA! TBI and amputations, with treatment available today has made tremendous strides. BTW, weapons designed to severely WOUND folks, IS more effective a tool than those that kill outright, and don’t tie up resources for care.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Its one of those self limiting factors. More people survive their wounds and then society has to take care of them which eventually takes away the military option to everything. Its the hard way to learn.

  6. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They forgot the signs for unemployment benefits.

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