It never ceases to amaze me as to how the present administration in Britain treats the needs of veterans who have served the country in combat, particularly in the area of mental health. They do not hesitate to send us to fight their wars in the most goddamned awful places, but when were done its thank you for your service, heres a campaign medal, now piss off. At least the MoD goes through the motions, but senior government seems not to care. After all, why would they waste budget on those past their sell by date. This report is typical: What our prime minister seems to ignore is that Britain has a 'duty of care' to its armed forces. This began as an unspoken pact between society and the military as far back as the 17th century and was formally codified as a 'covenant' in 2000. It is not a law but is reinforced by custom and convention. The covenant only officially applies to the army, but its core principles are taken to extend to the air force and navy too. Sorry to whack on about this, but it does anger me. Are US vets treated with the same contempt by government?