Air Force leaders and members of Congress are trying to nix a crucial military aircraft that keeps our ground troops safe. And they don’t have a proper replacement.
Pentagon leaders are failing to put the health and safety of service members first. Our troops struggle to get the equipment and services they need to stay safe and healthy on the battlefield and at home — even as the Pentagon’s budget approaches $1 trillion. The health and safety of service members should be the Pentagon’s highest priority, yet it’s clear leaders are falling down on the job. Pentagon leaders have wasted billions of dollars on overly fancy weapons systems that don’t work while deprioritizing the equipment and services our troops really need to stay safe and healthy. That’s why we are pushing the Pentagon to get its priorities straight.
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The military’s not acting on recommendations to improve mental health care. Moreover, it faces chronic shortages of doctors and nurses. The result is that military personnel and their families continue to suffer.
The U.S. has deported noncitizen veterans who’ve been convicted of crimes, even when the offenses were minor. Those who have served our country don’t deserve this overly harsh punishment, and the government must do more to protect our veterans.
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