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Your Call: Veterans and Post-traumatic stress disorder


On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the media coverage of the deadly shooting at Fort Hood military base in Texas. How have the media shaped the narrative about war veterans, combat experience and post-war mental health? We’ll be joined by the  Center for Investigative Reporting’s Aaron Glantz and Military Times’ Leo Shane. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


Leo Shane, congressional reporter for Military Times

Aaron Glantz, veterans reporter with the Center for Investigative Reporting

Web Resources:

The Center for Investigative Reporting: House panel questions VA officials on veterans’ preventable deaths

The Center for Investigative Reporting: VA pays out $200 million for nearly 1,000 veterans’ wrongful deaths

Military Times: Vets react to shooting at Fort Hood

NY Times: Soldier’s Attack at Base Echoed Rampage in 2009

Navy Times: VA doesn't track tissue used in surgeries, GAO says

Wrongful Deaths at the VA

Kudos of the week:

Washington Post: After the Wars