CBS: Veteran suicide cover-up runs deep
New information reveals that statistics related to veterans’ suicides was explicitly withheld from the public and from CBS News.
“People within the [Veterans Administration] who were withholding this information were not at the bottom of the totem pole, this went all the way to the top,” one veterans’ rights attorney told CBS chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian.
In one email, Keteyian reports that a VA media adviser wrote, “I don’t want to give CBS any more numbers on veteran suicides or attempts than they already have– It will only lead to more questions.”
This video is from CBS’s Evening News, broadcast April 26, 2008.