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Combat veteran shares true cost of war, what Congress can do to honor sacrifice

Jessica Villarreal knows the true cost of war. She and her husband deployed to the Middle East, bringing back injuries and illnesses they will carry for the rest of their lives. Jessica recently wrote in Stars and Stripes about her experiences and what war really means for those who serve: War is more than the… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, November 21st 2022

Coalition to Congress: Don’t use lame duck to push through additional Ukraine funding

A broad coalition of think tanks has a message for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Don’t use the lame-duck Congress to push through additional funding for Ukraine. In a letter, 13 coalition members, including Concerned Veterans for America, Stand Together, The Heritage Foundation, and America First Works, respond to reports that… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, November 15th 2022

Congress must fulfill its oath to support the Constitution by taking back its war powers

When members of the U.S. military take the oath of service, we swear to “support and defend the Constitution…[and] bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” I made this promise some 30 years ago when I joined the Marine Corps and later the Army National Guard. My oath to defend the Constitution would come… Read more »

By John Byrnes
Friday, October 14th 2022

As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, Americans still want to stay out

While Russia’s war in Ukraine rages on, lawmakers in Washington are continuing their efforts to fund Ukraine with billion in aid and weapons. But new polling shows that Americans are not on board with that amount of U.S. involvement, especially when wealthy European countries are not making the same level of investment. Take a look… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, September 21st 2022

A military father looks back one year after Afghanistan withdrawal

CVA Executive Director Russ Duerstine sees America’s endless wars from a unique perspective: that of a veteran, but also of a military parent. In a recent piece in Military Times, Duerstine, father to an Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran, shared his thoughts on the Afghanistan withdrawal in August 2021. My mind went immediately to my… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, August 23rd 2022

Veterans share their unique perspectives and experiences during Vets on the Hill

Each year, Concerned Veterans for America brings in staff from around the country for them to do what they do best: advocate policy changes that are good for veterans and the country. This event, known as Vets on the Hill, is all about veterans sharing their unique experiences and perspectives with lawmakers to drive positive… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, August 10th 2022

Gold Star sibling and fellow soldier recount the loss of their loved one and urge Congress to act

When SSG Alex Conrad died in Somalia, he left behind many that loved him, including his sister Christie Palcisko and his fellow soldier Sam Rogers. Alex’s death was difficult to bear, especially given he died in combat in a country that the U.S. isn’t technically at war in. Following the recent anniversary of Alex’s death,… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, July 27th 2022