PBS NewsHour

Veterans exposed to 'burn pits' struggle to get care

Clip: 05/27/2021 | 11m 22s | Video has closed captioning.

Tens of thousands of U.S. Veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq are sick — many say due to the military's trash "burn pits." Veterans have had to fight to get their illnesses recognized as linked to their service and smoke exposure — a critical step to qualify for medical and disability benefits. Congress is considering legislation to change all that. John Yang and Dan Sagalyn report.

Aired: 05/27/21

Rating: NR

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