Veterans Home From War Battle U.S. Agency Supposed to Help

Veterans Home From War Battle U.S. Agency Supposed to Help

Edmund D. Fountain/Tampa Bay Times via Zuma Press

A physical therapist works with a combat veteran at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa on March 22, 2011. With as many as 1 million troops due to become veterans in the next five years, on top of the 22.3 million already in the system, the VA is staggering under backlogs in disability compensation claims, bottlenecks in mental health care and criticism over a general lack of accountability.