Veterans’ courts are being set up around the country to help veterans suffering from untreated mental health problems. But are these courts giving special treatment to veterans? Need to Know correspondent Maria Hinojosa went to Texas to find out.
The Pentagon estimates that one in five American soldiers will return from battle with a traumatic brain injury. Need to Know follows the families who look after these wounded veterans.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” would not be completed for several months.
The White House has endorsed a measure that would repeal the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
President Obama is contending with two hot-button issues: gays in the military and government spending.
Troops in Afghanistan are dying younger. Military experts cite the increase in homemade bombs and influx of young Marines to the country’s most dangerous region.