Barack Obama has announced the resignation of his veterans chief amid a mushrooming scandal over appointment delays, falsified recordkeeping and other problems plaguing the strained healthcare system for ex-soldiers.

The US president said yesterday that he accepted Eric Shinseki’s resignation with “considerable regret” during a White House meeting, just two days after a scathing internal report found broad, deep-seated problems in the sprawling health care system, which is struggling to provide for all the veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Read more: BBC News, 30 May 2014

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