Leo Shane III, Military Times

Leo Shane III

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Recent articles by Leo:

Overseas trolls targeting veterans on social media: Report

The overseas agitators are impersonating veterans groups in an effort to confuse and divide the community, investigators found. → Read More

Anger as VA evicts lawmakers from medical center offices

Six members of Congress will lose offices as the department moves to add more clinical space for veterans. → Read More

This week in Congress: Budget deadline looms

Defense and Capitol Hill hearings for the week of Sept. 16, 2019. → Read More

Lawmakers want closer tracking of white supremacy, Nazi sympathizers in the military

Language regarding extremist activity among troops was included in a Senate budget bill Thursday. → Read More

Court orders VA to cover veterans’ emergency room debts

The ruling could cost the department up to $6.5 billion in past and future reimbursement expenses. → Read More

After a long wait, VA finally has a deputy secretary

The confirmation of a new second-ranking official at the department took more than 14 months. → Read More

New blood test could help identify troops and veterans with PTSD

Researchers hope the findings lead to a more reliable way to diagnose and address the disorder. → Read More

The boys of summer have gone: PODCAST

Defense Nerds podcast for Sept. 9 -- Defense spending, Trump's cancelled peace summit, NFL 2019 → Read More

This week in Congress: Back to the budget fight

Defense and veterans hearings on Capitol Hill for the week of Sept. 9, 2019. → Read More

Defense lawmakers set aggressive schedule for NDAA

Lawmakers plan a sprint to pass the National Defense Authorization Act this month. → Read More

Congress mulls continuing resolution to keep government open

Lawmakers are looking at a short-term continuing resolution to buy time to pass spending bills. → Read More

Veterans unemployment up for the fourth month in a row

The jobless rate for younger veterans rose to 4.0 percent in August. → Read More

Critics demand White House drop plans to change citizenship rules for military children overseas

House Democrats want federal officials to drop the idea, and are considering legislation to force a change. → Read More

In new book, Mattis takes shots at the president (but not that one)

The former defense secretary avoids Trump in his new memoir but offers criticism of past presidents. → Read More

Court ruling could give veterans an extra year of GI Bill benefits

At issue is how VA makes students choose between the Post-9/11 and Montgomery GI Bill programs. → Read More

Senate Veterans’ Affairs chairman to retire at end of 2019

Johnny Isakson has lead the committee since 2015. → Read More

Mattis: ‘We’re better than our current politics’

In an op-ed, the former Defense Secretary warns against America’s political infighting and hostility towards traditional allies. → Read More

What’s the biggest worry for military medicine in the next few years?

The outgoing director of the Defense Health Agency voices her biggest concerns on the eve of retirement. → Read More

Draft Showdown -- TV Joint Chiefs: PODCAST

Defense Nerds podcast for Aug. 26: Television Joint Chiefs military fantasy draft → Read More

Did VA hospital leaders ignore recalls on faulty medical equipment?

Staffers say a recall of faulty IV equipment was ignored for more than a month despite several warnings. → Read More