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Clark targets veteran issues

Retired Army General Wesley K. Clark, touting his military credentials during the Veterans Day week, outlined yesterday a platform on veterans' issues.

Clark said he would establish a national memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor the soldiers who fought in Panama, Iraq, and Somalia; fully fund veterans' health care and extend it to reservists and National Guardsmen; and eliminate the Disabled Veterans Tax, which reduces some veterans' retirement benefits by the amount they receive in disability pay. Legislation is pending in Congress to eliminate that tax. Clark will campaign today at several Veterans Day-related events in New Hampshire. (Globe Staff)

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