This happened a few days ago. Secretary Eric Shinseki, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, resigned because of a cover-up in relation to poor services for veterans. There's loads of articles about it: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/30/us-usa-politics-veterans-idUSKBN0EA19M20140530 http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/va-secretary-eric-shinseki-resigns-obama-announces/story?id=23926277 http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/va...ys-hes-accepted-va-chiefs-resignation-n118551 The VA seems to be a major obstacle to getting GWI recognised, researched, and treated properly. Reading these articles, and knowing what we know about the VA's attitude to GWI, it seems that Secretary Eric Shinseki can't have been up to the job. It would be nice if GWI patients will now start to see a transformation in the way that GWI is treated by the VA. Imagine if they started to treat it properly, and veterans didn't have to fight for recognition, and for proper research! But perhaps we shouldn't expect too much.