Doing more than dictating policy once a year to veterans via this forum as its contents are either ignored or censored for content
Public comments have been made over the last 2 GWVITF reports that either were ignored completely or were altered for content. Then on top of that the task force operates in secret vacumn the rest of the year with no public involvement ( website ) as it endorses the careers of its members who in some cases have no place in this arena. You have no authority and cant even get simple things done like the publishing of the Gulf War Review or any type of oversight into failing programs issues, or reports, The March 13th House VA subcommittee had a hearing wherein former VA employee Steven Coughlin expressed just how far VA was willing to go to fudge Gulf war statistical data rather than in favor of the veterans. Showing a even more hostile environment set on labeling GWI vets as somatic rather than giving them the true benefit of the doubt. The only advantages so far in any of this was the retirements of Joel Kupersmith and John Gingrich which at least got rid of 2 obstacles to progress. This Task Force endorses things such as the Biorepository which I know VA has tampered with so bad that for 7 years it got no donations. Its nothing like what I fought to get to replace the defunct AFIP sample vault that did not make its samples available like it should. You guys need to come clean, meet publicly with GW vets - advocates - grass roots, and actually do some thing we asked for rather than doing your annual reports that dont even really include our suggestions. This should be bidirectional and its not. In fact, Im pretty sure you will remove this in the morning as you will censor this as that people can follow your other preselected ideas you want folks to endorse.