Doyle McManus: Hagel trip shows Asia pivot still on
Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:00 am
Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000.
“The trend line is in the right direction,” Shinseki told reporters, noting that the VA had cut the number of claims older than a year by 93 percent.
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