CBS: Veteran suicide cover-up runs deep

By David Edwards
Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:52 EDT
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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.

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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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