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V.A. Struggles to Treat Iraq Vets

Although mental health care for returning soldiers has vastly improved in the past 30 years, many within the government's medical community say they are barely able to treat veterans from previous conflicts. Funding for Veterans Affairs' mental health services has been slashed since the mid-1990s, and more cuts are looming. NPR's Daniel Zwerdling reports.

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Daniel Zwerdling is a correspondent in NPR's Investigations Unit.