And what will Congress do, especially now?
Why, look in the crystal ball of past issues from our, poser patriotic, wars and they will probably once again throw a few million for 'reports' and 'outside studies', already knowing the results they want so those served and they represent, down the road creating the media want for 'scandals', need not Sacrifice, stating that none of this exists!! Those served are already ignoring those suffering from the 'burn pits' of these two theaters, Gulf War syndrome of Desert Storm, long ignored and even denied the existence of PTS, and of course there's still Agent Orange, or how about 'test vets' of many of our wars chemical and biological included, and oh so many a list of is way to large! Many of were finally being addressed under Gen Shinseki's leadership with help from this Executive branch and it's Cabinet, in the still grossly under funded VA and hopefully will continue.
Deficits mean the, under funded, budgets are still mostly borrowed with only the interest being paid!!
Nov. 6, 2014 - An internal review revealed the scope of the problem.
More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical personnel that they think they were exposed to chemical-warfare agents in Iraq. However, the Pentagon did not offer sufficient tracking and treatment to those who may have been hurt by the chemical exposure, defense officials admitted Thursday.
The New York Times reported in October that troops had encountered chemical weapons from the 1980s during their tours in Iraq. An internal review of Pentagon records that was ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confirms that soldiers were exposed, according to the Times. But the number is higher than any had previously imagined. (The Times originally reported 17 cases.) read more>>>
They ask 'why wasn't this reported earlier':
Under two previous Executive administrations and wars from, father and son. With son and conservative congresses leading the extremely quick abandoning of the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11:
Facts: ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - **Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans**
"DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War."
**Part Two: A Son Lost in Iraq, but Where Is the Casualty Report?**
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014
Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds