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‘Crisis of confidence’ in VA, says IAVA chief

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/04/military-iraq-afghanistan-veterans-america-says-crisis-of-confidence-veterans-affairs-042512/ ‘Crisis of confidence’ in VA, says IAVA chief By Rick Maze - Staff writer Posted : Wednesday Apr 25, 2012 21:21:43 EDT The head of a major veterans’ organization has harsh words for the Veterans Affairs Department after the VA was caught by its own inspector general misrepresenting waiting times for veterans’ seeking mental health counseling. Related reading Whistle-blower blasts VA mental health policies (April 25) VA underreported waits for mental health care (April 24) “Right now, the VA is facing a serious gap in trust and leadership,” said Paul Rieckhoff, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. “Our veterans deserve accountability from the top down,” Rieckhoff said, saying there is a “crisis of confidence” with the...

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