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KEVIN CULLEN

VA issues a symptom of demilitarized political system

Eric Shinseki is gone, and the vast majority of Americans couldn’t care less, just as they don’t care, really care, about their fellow citizens who just spent the last decade in combat.

Shinseki, the soldier, gave a good chunk of his foot to his country when he stepped on a land mine in Vietnam.

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