Image Copyright: Sandra Welch/U.S. Air Force
By Heath Druzin
Copyright: Stars and Stripes
KABUL — On what is likely their last Memorial Day weekend in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama sought to reassure deployed troops that they will be taken care of by a grateful nation when they return home and to civilian life — his remarks notable amid a scandal that has rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs just as America’s longest war winds to a close.
Following more than a decade at war, troops face grim prospects at home: the Department of Veterans Affairs a shambles, a shoddy military health care system and a tough economy.