CBS: Cover-up of veteran suicide risk

By David Edwards
Monday, April 21, 2008 18:30 EDT
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Did the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs try to cover up an epidemic of suicides?

CBS News reports that “attorneys for veterans rights groups accused the VA of nothing less than a cover-up, deliberately concealing the real risk of suicide among veterans.”

A CBS reporter cites 12,000 attempted suicides by veterans per year, supporting the charge that the VA has an epidemic on its hands.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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