We're on Veterans Affairs, so we're here trying to find ways to improve the organization. We're mostly dealing with people who have left the military. Basically, they see them and they're gone quickly and move on. Really, we're actually the ones doing the exit strategy here, it seems like. We deal with what happened or transpired before this moment in time.
I'm just wondering about that. When you look at some of the situations here and see how many women in the military have been assaulted or abused, the numbers are astonishing. Really, in order to improve Veterans Affairs, we need to look at the time of service and the issues that come up there. Is there no input during the period of time when these issues are coming up?
Almost half the people are having problems, it sounds like, or issues. Are the other half speaking up for them? Why is that number so high and nobody is saying anything? Why is this not being improved upon?
The numbers are astronomical, as you're telling me, and I would think there would be other women in the military who would speak up who haven't had that extent.... I'm wondering why that might be.
Maybe Dawn might have a better idea, because you would think they'd be as frustrated as I am.