ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Nate Anderson, on Friday released the following statement in response to President Biden ordering airstrikes in Syria:
“Trading rocket attacks with airstrikes doesn’t solve America’s underlying problem in the Middle East: US strategy in the region is reactionary and counterproductive. Without clear objectives and proper Congressional authorization, President Biden risks perpetuating a war that will needlessly put American lives in harm’s way.”
A full two-thirds of veterans and majorities of military families and the general public support full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq. A vast majority of the general public (80%) believe our military engagement around the world should be reduced or stay about the same. Only 6% believe we should be more engaged.
CVA recently launched the latest phase of its End Endless Wars campaign, a $1.25 million digital ad campaign combined with a robust grassroots push across the country. CVA has spent over $3 million on digital, television, and direct mail advertising urging a full withdrawal from Afghanistan. The campaign is aimed at educating and encouraging the American public to contact their elected representatives. In total, the campaign has generated over 700,000 emails to leaders in Washington urging them to end our “forever wars.” The End Endless Wars campaign evolved from CVA’s Rethink Foreign Policy effort, which the group launched in mid-2019.