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Military Families Speak Out Issue 98 - VA Backlog Nearing 1 Million lead story comes from a June 18 Associated Press story. "..veterans, some of whom were severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, continue to endure financial hardship, while their claims are processed [and wait] more than four months ... appealing a claim takes a year and a half on average."
Troops' Kids Feel War Toll Fear, Anxiety Up In 6 Of 10, Survey Says USA Today, June 25, 2009. Most children of combat troops are showing more fear, anxiety and behavioral problems, according to the Pentagon's most sweeping survey of the effects of war on military children.
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