The New Ministry of Truth is a platform for veterans dealing with anger and frustration as a result of their time in the service to share their stories. We believe in the healing power of writing, and we want to make sure all veterans have an opportunity for their voices to be heard.

No One Left Behind: Combat Exposure to Iraqi Chemical Munitions During and After the Persian Gulf War


In the following essay, Marine Corps veteran Jeffrey Rath discusses his experiences – and exposure to Iraqi chemical weapons - as an intelligence officer during Desert Storm.  In his writing, Mr. Rath shines light on the large number of Desert Storm veterans exposed to chemical weapons and the challenges they face in receiving appropriate Department of Veterans Affairs support. 

The Dangerous Evolution of False Patriotism



“Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
― Mark Twain

“They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Cloak and Dagger: Bank Hiring Initiatives for Veterans


The New Ministry of Truth serves as a platform for veterans to use writing as a means to address anger and frustration.  However, it’s important to recognize that not all of these negative emotions have their roots in military service itself.  In the following article, a veteran who asked to remain anonymous discusses his experiences – and frustration – working on Wall Street under the umbrella of a major bank’s veteran hiring initiative.

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