Sen. John Walsh (D) Montana and Tom Tarantino from the IAVA on how the aftermath of war affects veterans.
Sen. John Walsh (D) Montana and Tom Tarantino from the IAVA on how a "system of failures" impacts veterans.
By CNN's Nefi Alarcon Follow @NefiAlarcon
More than half of the 2.6 million veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struggle with physical and mental health problems stemming from their service, a recent Washington Post & Kaiser Family Foundation poll found.
Whether it’s physical and mental health challenges, financial woes, or what some describe as the “daunting task” of re-assimilating to civilian life, the pressure can be overwhelming.
Tom Tarantino from the IAVA & Peter Gaytan from the American Legion respond to VA Secy. Shinseki's CNN interview.