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Op-ed | The Case for Surrogate Forces

It’s time to be honest: The United States is going to be playing a major role in the Middle East and South Asia for the foreseeable future. Despite President Obama’s fantasies of withdrawing behind the castle walls, reality dictates that the U.S. will be responsible for stability and security in the region for years to come. The rise of Islamic State (IS, or ISIS) extremists, who exploited the U.S. troop withdrawal to seize control of territory in Iraq and Syria, is all the proof we need of that reality.

By Gary Bernsten | Thursday, October 30th 2014

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Op-Ed | Fixing the VA requires fresh thinking

Six months ago, the nation was appalled to learn of a wide-ranging Department of Veterans Affairs scandal in which department officials had systematically falsified records on patient wait times and appointments with physicians for performance bonuses.

By Caroline Phelps | Thursday, October 30th 2014

Senator Shaheen’s VA Reform Brag Fails Against the Facts

In advance of Thursday evening’s New Hampshire Senate debate, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is calling out Senator Jeanne Shaheen on a false and misleading statement made at last week’s debate.

By Emily Laird | Thursday, October 30th 2014

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Your Ideas: Fixing Veterans' Health Care

Since the launch of the Fixing Veterans Health Care Taskforce, almost 1000 people have submitted their ideas on how to fix veterans’ health care through our submission portal. Below are some of the responses we’ve received so far:

By Caroline Phelps | Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Building on our 2013 #MillionVetBacklog effort, the 2014 #VAaccountability Project is an ambitious project to bring long-overdue accountability to VA. In addition to information about VA problems and solutions, the project’s website — — will provide concrete ways for CVA members and all Americans to demand accountability at Veterans Affairs.





CVA National Security Advisor, Gary Berntsen, offers a solution to putting U.S. military on the ground against #ISIS. You’re going to want to read this one all the way through…

“There is another way: Using surrogate forces, composed of recruits from the Islamic world, to serve in a …

Former Marine, Eddie Ray, talks about the failed direction of our failed leadership in our latest “We Didn’t Fight This” video.

All the sacrifices that have been made abroad, have been thrown away thanks to the rise of the cancerous ISIS. Veterans know how to answer the call – and for that …

ICYMI: Jim Marshall, a Georgia Democrat, member of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame, and co-chair to CVA’s ‘Fixing Veterans Health Care’ Bi-Partisan Policy Taskforce wrote the following op-ed today in Stars and Stripes.

“The VA must do better. It’s up to veterans — and those who fight for …