Trump Says He Will Nominate Acting Secretary to Lead V.A.

Trump Says He Will Nominate Acting Secretary to Lead V.A.

WASHINGTON — President Trump introduced on Friday that he supposed to appoint Robert Wilkie, the appearing secretary of veterans affairs, to take over the sprawling company, a transfer that the president mentioned would shock Mr. Wilkie as a result of he was studying about it solely because it was being revealed. The president slipped the […]

Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?

Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?

Aside from these questions of truth, the extent to which non-public navy contractors like KBR share the federal government’s immunity from being sued is an unsettled space of U.S. regulation. “It’s incoherent,” mentioned Stephen Vladeck, a professor on the University of Texas School of Law who writes for the weblog Lawfare. Military contractors might be […]

Opinion

Opinion

Why was everybody — from gamers to coaches to followers in genuine workforce gear — all of the sudden carrying camouflage at a sporting occasion? I requested Russel Honoré, the famed American three-star normal, what it meant. I mentioned that I didn’t need my 12-year-old son secretly recruited by the Army at Fenway Park. I […]

V.A. Medical System Staggers as Chaos Engulfs Its Leadership

V.A. Medical System Staggers as Chaos Engulfs Its Leadership

Scott Blackburn, a former companion on the consulting agency McKinsey and Company who was overseeing the transformation of the division’s digital well being data system, give up in mid-April. Mr. Blackburn, a disabled veteran and a graduate of Harvard, was changed by the previous director of knowledge operations for the Trump marketing campaign, Camilo Sandoval. […]

Ecstasy as PTSD Relief for Soldiers: ‘I Was Able to Forgive Myself.’

Ecstasy as PTSD Relief for Soldiers: ‘I Was Able to Forgive Myself.’

“There are also still some challenges I have to face from time to time related to the PTSD,” he added. “But now I am able to work through them without getting stuck.” But does it truly work? That’s an open query. Large-scale trials, which can embody as much as 300 individuals at 14 websites, might […]

Ronny Jackson, Failed V.A. Pick, Is Unlikely to Return as Trump’s Doctor

Ronny Jackson, Failed V.A. Pick, Is Unlikely to Return as Trump’s Doctor

“Tester started throwing out things that he’s heard,” Mr. Trump stated at a rally in Washington Township, Mich., on Saturday evening. “Well, I know things about Tester that I could say, too. And if I said them, he’d never be elected again.” Mr. Tester took the lead in elevating issues about Dr. Jackson’s nomination, finally […]

White House Withdraws Jackson Nomination for V.A. Chief Amid Criticism

White House Withdraws Jackson Nomination for V.A. Chief Amid Criticism

“These are all false accusations,” Mr. Trump stated. “These are false. They’re trying to destroy a man.” But at the same time as Dr. Jackson and the president have been denying the accusations, new ones have been coming in. The query on Thursday was whether or not Dr. Jackson may proceed in his position because […]

Trump's VA Nominee Was 'Abusive,' Often Drunk, and Handed Out Pills Like 'Candy,' Report Finds

Trump's VA Nominee Was 'Abusive,' Often Drunk, and Handed Out Pills Like 'Candy,' Report Finds

Photo: Getty Ronny Jackson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Veteran Affairs secretary and present White House doctor—who infamously gave the president a passing brain test—was already on the thinnest of ice when it was reported that Senator Jon Tester, the senior Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee, was reviewing allegations in opposition to him. On Wednesday […]

New Allegations Emerge Against Ronny Jackson as White House Digs In

New Allegations Emerge Against Ronny Jackson as White House Digs In

“None of those things have come up in the four separate background investigations that have taken place,” she stated, referring to the latest allegations. “There’s been no area of concern that was raised for Dr. Jackson specifically.” But when pressed, Ms. Sanders stated she couldn’t touch upon the credibility of particular expenses. “These are new,” […]