Kelley B. Vlahos, contributing editor at The American Conservative, discusses the health problems caused by open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, the ingrained military habit of underreporting injuries and illnesses, multiple lawsuits against KBR for endangering the health of soldiers and the bureaucratic games played by the military and VA to avoid paying health care costs.
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Kelley B. Vlahos is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer, a longtime political reporter for FoxNews.com and a contributing editor at The American Conservative. She is also a Washington correspondent for Homeland Security Today magazine and regular columnist for Antiwar.com.