CVA Blog

CVA co-sponsors Senator Rubio’s speech on American Strength

On September 17, 2014, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the importance of maintaining American strength as a deterrent to aggression and violence around the world.

By Caroline Phelps | Thursday, September 18th 2014

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Op-Ed | Why is Phoenix VA official still employed?

In April, I wrote about the urgent need for reform at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. That call followed revelations of a nationwide patient care scandal, in which veterans were denied care while VA officials falsified wait lists and then collected generous “performance” bonuses based on the fraudulent numbers.

By Emily Laird | Wednesday, August 27th 2014

An Important First Step

Last week was a major victory for veterans and military families because the House of Representatives and Senate overwhelmingly passed the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act—a VA reform bill that, while not perfect, was desperately needed and a significant first step.

By Pete Hegseth | Tuesday, August 5th 2014

Op-Ed | Don’t Allow VA to Sabotage Real Reform

As Seen in the The Weekly Standard

Forty-four years after the legendary May 1970 Life magazine cover story first exposed the disgusting and shameful mistreatment of our nation’s Vietnam-era veterans in government medical facilities, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is once again in desperate need of reform. Courageous whistleblowers have exposed systemic corruption and exposed falsified records, secret waiting lists, and delayed care — representing yet another scandalous and unconscionable neglect of our nation’s veterans.

By Pete Hegseth | Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Op-Ed | Iraq's Disintegration

As Seen in National Review Online

While state senators, U.S. senators, and candidates can whimsically say what they please, presidents cannot. Presidents are entrusted with the defense of our nation, regardless of party affiliation or political considerations. Yet in 2009, President Obama was handed an imperfect — but winnable — game plan in Iraq, at which point he eagerly quit, for all the wrong reasons.

By Pete Hegseth | Saturday, June 21st 2014