On 16 April 2008 the VA published in the Federal Register a proposal to change 38 CFR §3.307 as follows: By this rulemaking, VA intends to make clear that in § 3.307(a)(6)(iii), ‘‘service in the Republic of Vietnam,’’ for purposes of establishing presumptive service connection due to exposure to herbicide agents, applies to a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam only if that veteran was physically present on land in Vietnam, or on its inland waterways. The presumption does not apply to a veteran who served only on the waters offshore of Vietnam. We propose to amend § 3.307(a)(6)(iii) to state: ‘‘For the purposes of this section, ‘service in the Republic of Vietnam’ includes only service on land, or on an inland waterway, See this link: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-8091.pdf This proposal comes one day after the changes to the VSM changes took effect and in essence, pretty much pretty much makes the Haas decision by the CAFC a moot issue and will do the same for any potential decision by the CAFC other than some possible grandfathering which would be dependent on how that court decides the two issues. What I never understood was why the VA chose to permit this to drag out this long. The could have made these changes 10 years ago. The NVLSP made lots of money representing Haas and the losers are American veterans who should have been taking this issue to their elected officials instead of placing false hope in attorneys. It's all over but the shoutin'