Doyle McManus, Washington columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Bob to discuss the latest political news.
Next, concluding this week’s series, “End of Watch: What Happens to US Veterans Waiting for Help,” Bob talks to Justin Fraley, an Iraq War combat veteran with PTSD who’s struggled to get proper diagnosis and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. He and his wife Brittney are in marriage counseling in addition to his own therapy, which they are paying for out of pocket.
Then, Bob talks to reporter Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting. Through leaked internal VA documents, he discovered the full extent of the veterans benefit backlog and the incoherent reasons for it.
Finally, the latest installment of our ongoing series This I Believe. [Broadcast Date: September 6, 2013]