What's Happening to America's Veterans?

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Even in peace time, America-s veterans are a big drain on the federal budget. In Iraq and Afghanistan, new armor means a new generation of veterans is coming home with wounds that would have been fatal in past wars. That's increasing the pressure on the Veterans' Administration. President Bush has called for cuts in veterans- benefits, but in a time of continuing combat, Congress is gun shy. On Memorial Day edition of To the Point, Warren Olney hears about the prospects of medical care for the millions who've served in the past and those now serving in America-s armed forces.
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European Council, European Commission on French referendum of UE Constitution

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President Bush commemorates Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

US Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA)

NASA's Deep Impact Project



Warren Olney