We regret the turmoil recent events have brought the Department of Veterans Affairs and the broader veterans community. Changes like this leave nobody satisfied and everyone on edge, hoping that whatever changes evolve are for the better.
Few of us have dedicated themselves to America's service as well and as long as has General Shinseki. God bless him and his family.
Few of us can imagine the strife ahead for his successor, but all veterans must demand improvement, and support those in leadership positions who show themselves able to being it about.
While the VA's Inspector General has yet more reports to release, there are still issues awaiting their examination. We urge the IG to carefully study exposure issues and the manner in which other federal agencies have tried to bring to the VA challenges to the Department's missteps...and both intrinsic and extrinsic ethical failures resulting in veterans's deaths and continued ill health.