Obama Vow to Former Troops at Risk as Pentagon Weighs Vets’ Cuts

Obama Vow to Former Troops at Risk as Pentagon Weighs Vets’ Cuts

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs had almost 875,000 pending requests for disability and pension payments as of May 20. About two-thirds of the requests were more than 125 days old, the agency’s target for timely processing.