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The future of the NATO alliance and U.S. involvement in Europe

NATO was formed with one main goal – stop the emerging Soviet threat of expansion into Western Europe. Seventy years later, the USSR has collapsed, and the former Eastern Bloc has broken into individual nations, leading a casual observer to think the mission was accomplished. But the tensions between Russia and the West remain, brought… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, June 13th 2022

A history of NATO: Why it was formed and what its goals were

Russia’s immoral invasion of Ukraine has sparked international debate and questions about the role of NATO and whether it should be expanded. This month, NATO’s Madrid summit is expected to be an important reimagining of the Alliance’s mission. As the summit nears, examining NATO’s formation and history can help us think more clearly about what… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, June 13th 2022

What would happen if the U.S. had to combat Russia? We answer that question and more

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in late February, there has been no shortage of ideas and proposals put forward for how the United States should respond. Unfortunately, while many of these ideas are well-intentioned, too often their potential secondary and/or indirect consequences are not fully explored. Given the chaotic nature of war, when… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, May 31st 2022

Tyler Koteskey on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, no-fly zones, and what the U.S. should do now

The world has watched stunned over the past several weeks as Russian forces have launched a war of aggression against Ukraine. The devastation and growing crisis have caused many Americans to question what could have been done differently and what should be done going forward. These are complicated questions to wrestle with that require a… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, March 22nd 2022

19 years later, what do veterans think of the war in Iraq?

March marks the 19th anniversary of the Iraq War, a shocking age when you consider the United States is still maintaining a troop presence. The wisdom of the Iraq War was hotly contested from the beginning. Though veterans who served there are proud of their service, many believe it is past time to bring troops… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, March 18th 2022

Here’s everything you need to be a champion for veterans and the country in 2022

We at CVA just released our 2022 policy agenda. In it, we’ve identified ways for our grassroots army to drive change in this country, from how the U.S. approaches foreign policy, to how it takes care of its veterans after service. We’re partnering with our activists across the country to call for: Withdrawing all troops… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, March 8th 2022

Koteskey: American military involvement in Ukraine is a bad idea. Here’s why.

By Tyler Koteskey, senior foreign policy analyst at Concerned Veterans for America   The Ukraine crisis continues to escalate. The president recently ordered 3,000 troops to deploy to Eastern Europe and Congress fast-tracked arms transfer and sanctions packages. Meanwhile, significant daylight still remains between competing Russian and U.S. positions in ongoing talks, leaving the very… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, February 11th 2022