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by Kristofer Goldsmith

A recent government study concluded that about 12 percent of service members who left the military between 2011 and 2015 did so with a discharge type that will make them unable to access Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Within that group, more than 55,000 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or related conditions prior to discharge.

For such a disturbing report, hardly anyone in Washington seemed to notice. It’s an issue exacerbated by the Defense Department’s apparent solution of discharging these troops instead of providing proper treatment.

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