Wounds of War w/ Suzanne Gordon – Ep 46
Suzanne Gordon, journalist and author of “Wounds of War – How the VA delivers health, healing, and hope for the nation’s veterans”, joins us for a discussion on her book and all things veterans health. We discuss the nation’s veteran suicide epidemic, with the understanding that only 9 million of America’s 22 million veterans qualify for VHA (healthcare arm of the VA) care, meaning 14 out of 20 veterans who take their lives couldn’t have received help from the VA. We also discuss the fear surrounding the MISSION Act (now the umbrella for all the VHA’s community care programs), wondering how much of a blow it may cause to VHA care as a whole.
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The United States has become synonymous with empire and endless war, American troops sit in 70% of the world's countries, and yet, most Americans don't know that. The military is joined disproportionately by a 'warrior caste’ whom carry this enormous burden, making a less diverse force and ensuring most of society doesn't see their sacrifice. And American tax dollars, funding hundreds of billions in unnecessary spending on global hegemony, are robbed from the domestic needs of ordinary Americans. We aim to change that. Join Danny, Henri, and Keagan, three leftist combat veterans, as they discuss how to turn the tide against endless war and repair the damage America has caused abroad.
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