Management

Meet the Man Now Responsible for Solving the VA Crisis

Robert McDonald got overwhelming bipartisan support during his Senate confirmation vote Tuesday.

Defense

Republicans Condemn Bergdahl Swap

But Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee say the resolution is simply a political move ahead of this week's House vote on suing President Obama.

Oversight

How Much Does It Cost to Fix the VA?

Proposal to hire 10,000 new clinicians meets with skepticism on the Hill.

Oversight

The VA Is One Step Closer to Getting a New Leader

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee approves Robert McDonald's nomination to lead the scandal-plagued department.

Management

Does the Next VA Secretary Face an Impossible Task?

Senators have a long to-do list for nominee Robert McDonald, expecting him to succeed where his predecessors have failed.

Defense

Don't Expect the VA to Improve Overnight

The acting secretary says the agency can turn the corner in two years, but it will need a lot more money.

Management

The VA Scandal Just Keeps Spreading

VA employees and lawmakers raise concerns that unrealistic deadlines and bad leadership led to data manipulation in the handling of disability claims.

Defense

How to Stop Burn Pits From Becoming the Next Agent Orange

As veterans complain of health impacts from toxic fumes, advocates warn that burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan might come back to haunt the administration.

Defense

Iraq's Probably Going to Need Help Taking Back Its Country

But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said no U.S. troops will perform combat missions.

Management

The Four Biggest Challenges the Next VA Secretary Faces

McDonald will inherit a scandal-plagued department with few easy fixes.

Management

One Thing That Is Going Right for Veterans

More Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are finding jobs, but the unemployment rate could easily creep back up as more soldiers come home.

Management

FBI Joins Investigation Into VA Wait Times

Bureau is reviewing records to see if officials lied about wait times for medical care to receive a bonus.

Oversight

Prosecuting VA Officials Would be 'Shot Heard Around the System'

Sixty-nine VA facilities -- not including Phoenix -- are under investigation by the VA’s inspector general office.

Management

Top VA Health Nominee Withdraws Over Ties to Waiting-List Scandal

The decision follows reports tying the nominee to a hospital with alleged secret waiting lists.

Management

4 Things Washington Could Do Right Now to Fix the VA

None of them involve floor speeches or finger-pointing.

Management

The VA Is a Disgrace. Is Obama to Blame?

Obama, Bush, Congress, and presidents going back to JFK all bear some of the responsibility.

Defense

Obama Has Every Reason to Fix the VA. Why Hasn't He?

The candidate made taking care of veterans a pledge and a priority.

Defense

How Congress Plans to Prevent Military Suicides

Lawmakers hope to use an annual defense bill as a vehicle for mental-health screenings.

Defense

Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide?

Fort Hood shooting shines a spotlight on an overall epidemic, but suicide rates are higher for older generations.

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