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

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

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A scathing exposé of the U.S. government's deplorable neglect of American servicemen and women--in the works before the Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital scandal.

After members of our armed forces bravely serve their nation, they sometimes come home to find themselves battling another enemy--within 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 agency--the Department of Veterans Affairs--that 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.

Author: Martin Schram
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 12/08/2009
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780312561666

About the Author

Martin Schram is the author of five books and has been national affairs correspondent for The Washington Post, Washington bureau chief for Newsday, and a television documentary executive. His nationally syndicated column appears in more than four hundred newspapers.

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