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Veterans study says thousands wrongfully discharged for personality disorders:

Related Stars and Stripes coverage of veterans issues Defense Department instruction on enlisted administrative separations GAO abstract on defense health care status Military not following DOD regs when separating troops for personality disorders, GAO finds Personality disorder discharge problems persist YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Defense Department violated regulations by discharging thousands of servicemembers under the pretense of personality disorders during the past decade, according to a study by Vietnam Veterans of America and the Veterans Services Clinic at Yale Law School.. The study data — obtained through Freedom of information Act requests — reinforces previous smaller studies from the General Accountability Office and supports claims by others that the military diagnosed combat veterans with personality disorders to avoid paying retirement benefits to s...

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