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CVA on changes to US military mission in Iraq: best course of action is to bring our troops home

Proclaiming an end to combat operations and reclassifying US mission as advisory will not reduce risk to US troops   ARLINGTON, Va.—Ahead of the Iraqi Prime Minister’s visit to the White House and in response to reports the United States and Iraq are to proclaim American troops in Iraq will end their combat mission, Concerned… Read more »

VA’s non-response to FOIA requests shows lack of commitment to transparency

Grassroots veterans group highlights effort to increase VA accountability, transparency, and renewed pledge to serve veterans   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after the VA failed to respond to a… Read more »

CVA supports critical national security powers reform

Veterans group urges passage of measure to restore balance of power between Congress and White House on national security policy   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Senior Adviser Dan Caldwell issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the National Security Powers Act of 2021 (NSPA). The bipartisan bill, introduced by Senator Murphy (Conn.)… Read more »

CVA on President Biden’s Afghanistan remarks

Grassroots veterans group applauds affirmation of need to complete withdraw from country   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday again hailed President Biden’s decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan and his commitment to seeing the withdrawal through to completion. On behalf of the organization, CVA Senior Adviser Dan Caldwell had this to… Read more »

CVA thanks lawmakers for working to end abuse of AUMF, reasserting Congressional role in foreign policy

Veterans group praises lawmakers for voting to repeal outdated law perpetuating ‘forever wars’   ARLINGTON, Va.—In the first wave of a new digital ad campaign launched Wednesday, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is urging Americans to thank principled lawmakers for their recent votes to reassert Congress’s constitutional role in matters of war and peace. The… Read more »

CVA urges passage of Meijer-Spanberger AUMF repeal bills

Veterans group supports effort to repeal outdated AUMFs, reclaim congressional war powers   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Deputy Director Russ Duerstine issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives’ pending floor votes on H.R. 3283 & H.R. 3261. The bills, sponsored by Reps. Meijer (Mich.) and Spanberger (Va.), would repeal the 1957 and 1991 Authorizations… Read more »

CVA on latest US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

Veterans group says best way to keep troops safe is withdraw from Iraq   ARLINGTON, Va.—In response to the latest round of air strikes ordered by the Biden Administration in Iraq and Syria, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Senior Adviser Dan Caldwell issued a statement on behalf of the organization: “The best way to keep… Read more »