Defense

How Can Government Battle a ‘Suicide Epidemic’ Among Veterans?

The VA has boosted its funding, but Congress’s latest attempt lacks a pay-for.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - AUGUST 08: An American flag flies at half staff in front of a Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) Post 392, to honor the fallen Navy SEALs who were based and trained close by at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, on August 8, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A U.S. military Chinook helicopter was shot down on Aug. 6, 2011, in Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs team that killed Osama bin Laden. In addition seven Afghanistan troops were killed making it one of the deadliest incidents of this war. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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