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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.





A Mexican judge has ordered the release of our #MarineHeldInMexico, Sgt. Tahmooressi. Finally some action, but will we see a response from the administration to finally #BringBackOurMarine?

“WASHINGTON — Overworked staff, inefficient hiring practices and inadequate technology continue to play havoc with patient scheduling at #VA health centers, according to a new report — findings very similar to those in a 2008 study that the VA never acted on.”

2008, and still no reform.. we …

Our response to Robert McDonald’s defense of the #VA’s rich history helping vets:

“…we’re focused on the VA’s deeply troubling PRESENT record of managerial incompetence, bureaucratic abuse and mistreatment of veterans and their families.” #VAaccountability