In this photo taken Aug. 2, 2010, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki listens to President Barack Obama speak about Iraq and Afghanistan at the Disabled American Veterans national

 

              In this photo taken Aug. 2, 2010, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki listens to President Barack Obama speak about Iraq and Afghanistan at the Disabled American Veterans national
In this photo taken Aug. 2, 2010, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki listens to President Barack Obama speak about Iraq and Afghanistan at the Disabled American Veterans national convention in Atlanta. Although the number of veterans' disability claims keep soaring, Shinseki said Sunday, March 24, 2013, that he's committed to ending the backlog by 2015 by replacing paper with electronic records. About 600,000 claims, or 70 percent, are considered backlogged, and the number of claims pending for more than 125 days has nearly quadrupled under Shinseki's watch. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)