By John Tozzi

January 31, 2018

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About half of U.S. veterans who served during the wars in Afghanistan and

Iraq don't get the mental health care they need, according to a new report

that recommends changes to improve the care delivered by the Veterans

Affairs health system.

While many veterans receive good mental health care through the VA, it's

inconsistent across the system, according to the report from the National

Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine-nonprofit institutions that

inform public policy. The detailed, 439-page assessment of the VA's mental

health services was ordered by Congress in 2013 and completed by a committee

of 18 academics.