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February 28, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Chris Ott, right, helps her son, former Marine John Thomas Doody.  J.T., who was shot while serving in Fallujah, Iraq., subsequently suffering an infection and a series of strokes that left him in a coma and relying on a ventilator to survive, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2103, in Riverview, Fla. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it supports expanding an enhanced caregivers benefit for grievously wounded veterans but only if Congress comes up with the billions needed to fund it. Congress created the program in 2010, giving caregivers of seriously wounded veterans a stipend, health care and at least 30 days of respite care each year. But it was limited to veterans who served after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  Lawmakers told the VA to study the feasibility of expansion after some veterans groups raised questions about fairness.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 15, 2013 | Blog

Many Americans who go off to fight return irreparably damaged. Continue reading

A military honor guard holds the Medal of Honor before President Barack Obama awards it to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
November 14, 2013 | Blog

A WWII veteran reflects on the service of men and women who were brave, loyal and heroic — and ordinary. Continue reading

Job Seeker Brett Culver, left, of Newalla, Okla., formerly of the Air Force, talks with Texas state trooper Deon Cockrell, right, at a Recruit Military job fair in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Although veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than the nation at large, younger veterans who served in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks are having a much harder time finding work. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Re-entry into society for returning war veterans is particularly difficult given the current economic climate. Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Many universities are looking for ways to ease the transition for veterans from combat to the classroom. Colleges across the country are offering veterans-only classes, adding counselors and streamlining the application and financial aid process. (AP Photo/Josh Anderson)
September 19, 2013 | Blog

For-profit colleges are using lobbying muscle and campaign contributions to tip the scales in their favor while students and veterans suffer and taxpayers foot the bill. Continue reading

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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Guest host Phil Donahue examines the deadly civil war in Syria and the consequences of another American intervention in the Middle East. Our guests include NPR Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos and historian and analyst Andrew Bacevich.

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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

NPR’s Middle East correspondent tells guest host Phil Donahue about the growing refugee crisis in Syria — one that the U.N. has called “the great tragedy of this century.” Continue reading

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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The military historian and Vietnam veteran talks with guest host Phil Donahue about the questions that need answers before the U.S. intervenes in Syria. Is a military response justified and if we take action, where does it stop? Continue reading

Pedestrians walk in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2013. The number of military suicides is nearly double that of a decade ago when the U.S. was just a year into the Afghan war and hadnít yet invaded Iraq. While the pace is down slightly this year, it remains worryingly high. The U.S. military and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acknowledge the grave difficulties facing active-duty and former members of the armed services who have been caught up in the more-than decade-long American involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
August 29, 2013 | Blog

Automatic spending cuts mean less medical care for veterans, yet Congress continues to appropriate funds for outdated and needlessly expensive weapons. Continue reading

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February 8, 2013 | Blog

In a 2009 Moyers Moment, the filmmaker describes coping with how the Vietnam War desensitized him to killing. Continue reading

A University of Phoenix billboard is shown in Chandler, Ariz. November 2009. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 7, 2012 | Blog

The for-profit college industry promises new skills, training and career paths, but the reality is far more sinister. Continue reading

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July 27, 2012 | Blog
Just how many veterans are there? And how many of them have fought in multiple wars? Find out that and more in this enlightening infographic created by the Census Bureau.
Army Sgt.1st Class Lonell Zimmerman, of Vineland, N.J., looks over some papers as he attends a job fair aimed at helping military and former military members transition to civilian jobs. May 2011 (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
July 26, 2012 | Blog
Although the unemployment numbers for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are still worse than the national average, the past three months have seen a sharp decline.
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July 24, 2012 | Blog
More troops took their own lives in the first half of this year than were killed in combat in Afghanistan.
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