MILITARY and VETERANS AFFAIRS

Supporting the Troops

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What we all agree on is the need to support the men and women serving in battle zones!

These ideas include:

  • When war is deemed necessary it should be pursued under a formal Declaration of War by the Congress.

  • When men and women are sent to fight, they should be properly trained (including rudimentary language of the battle zone).

  • Armed personnel should be properly equipped, including body armor and vehicles.

  • Armed forces personnel should be fully steeped in the rules of combat set forth in the Geneva Convention.

  • Wounded personnel must be given highest quality care, at all stages of the recovery process.

  • Families of armed forces must receive full financial and social support.

  • Veterans should receive adequate financial and health support, wherever they live out their lives.

  • Soldiers killed in service to the country should be returned to their home with full military honors and press coverage, no matter how embarassing to the government.

Read more on veterans affairs:

US Dept of Veterans Affairs

US VA Information and Routing

US Office of Personnel Management (for vets seeking civilian jobs)

White House 2009 Agenda on Veterans

Reserve Enlisted Assn Letter to Congress

News and Information, non-gov website

Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Courts Martial blog, links and more

HELADA views in more detail:

The War in Iraq, Afghanistan etc

Supporting the Troops

The Military-Industrial Complex 

 

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