Vets Under Siege: How America Deceives and Dishonors Those Who Fight Our Battles

  • Publish Date: 2009-12-08
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Martin Schram

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After members of our armed forces bravely serve their nation, they sometimes come home to find themselves battling another enemywithin their own government. Using decades of case histories, statistics, and firsthand accounts, award-winning Washington journalist Martin Schram exposes a shocking culture of antagonism toward veterans by the very agencythe Department of Veterans Affairsthat was formed to serve them.

Vets Under Siege reveals the shameless lack of care shown to our young servicemen and -women, from recruiters' deceptions and a lack of armor in battle to shoddy, disgusting conditions at Walter Reed and other medical facilities, and looks back to examine the innumerable postwar battles our veterans have had to wage for proper treatment, from World War II to today. Martin Schram's bold bugle call, sounded on behalf of our nation's beleaguered servicemen and -women, lays bare a chilling pattern of institutional negligence, delay, and denial, and points the way forward with definitive solutions to a national disgrace.

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