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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

June 30th, 2014
06:36 PM ET

Meet Obama's pick to fix the VA

CNN's Joe Johns profiles Bob McDonald, the man President Obama has tasked to lead the VA amid the recent scandal.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Military • Military families • Situation Room • veteran
October 10th, 2013
11:44 AM ET

Military death benefits debacle resolved

CNN's Barbara Starr has the final chapter in a story we've followed since the shutdown began. Death benefits being denied to families of the fallen because of the shutdown have been restored, thanks to a deal with a private charity.

October 8th, 2013
06:55 PM ET

Shutdown stops military death benefits

Four American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this weekend, but their families will not get Pentagon funding to go to Dover Air Force Base to pay their respects. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the hold that the government shutdown has put on financial help for families of fallen troops.