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Packed and ready to leave? Perhaps not quite yet. Capt. Robyn Haake/US Army/AFP via Getty Images

The Iraq War has cost the US nearly $2 trillion

The Pentagon has spent more than $800 billion on military operations in Iraq. But that doesn't include money needed to care for veterans, rebuild the country or pay interest on war debt.
The member for Canning has made a name for himself as a hawk on foreign influence in Australian politics. Lukas Coch/AAP

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Andrew Hastie on foreign influence, security and veteran mental health

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Andrew Hastie on foreign influence, security and veteran mental health.
In this podcast, Andrew Hastie speaks with Michelle Grattan about growing concerns over Chinese influence in Australian politics, security clearances for politicians and the mental health of veterans.
Vietnam veteran Marvin Nolin of Dover, Tenn., visits the Poppy Wall of Honor on the National Mall in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Health care workers wanted: A veteran needs you to work at a VA hospital

Americans say they love their veterans, but a sad fact has emerged that betrays that profession. Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.

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