Archives: Leo Shane

Addressing the V.A. Backlog

As more and more troops return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, claims for veterans’ benefits are increasing everyday. But currently about 600,000 benefits claims qualify as “backlogged,” meaning they’ve been pending for more than 125 days. This hour we explore what’s being done to speed the process, and when vets can realistically expect a solution

Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and Transition for U.S. Military

This week, the Department of Defense ended its 18 year “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that has banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. We’ll hear about how the military plans to implement the changes and we’ll talk to a retired service member who was forced to hide his sexual orientation during his time at the military.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Debating the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military.