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NEW POLL: Veterans, military families strongly support end to ‘endless wars’ in Iraq and Afghanistan; greater VA health care freedom

New poll shows broad support for bringing troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq, a more diplomatic approach to Iran, and expanding veterans’ options for community care through VA   ARLINGTON, Va.—In conjunction with YouGov, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday released its annual poll of veterans and military families – and adding the general… Read more »

CVA statement on potential NDAA veto

Veterans group urges Congress to focus on good policy, not political posturing   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director, Nate Anderson, on Monday issued the following statement ahead of a potential veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “The FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act is flawed legislation that has become a… Read more »

CVA statement on McDonough pick to lead VA

Veterans group calls for continued transformation, veteran empowerment   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director Nate Anderson released the following statement on President-Elect Biden’s choice of Denis McDonough to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs in the new administration: “The current state of veterans health care has improved significantly since 2014, with a greater… Read more »

CVA puts spotlight on Gold Star husband’s story

Veterans group launches video telling story of Joe and Shannon Kent, highlights human toll of ‘endless wars’   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday launched a video entitled “Joe’s Story,” the latest production in its End Endless Wars campaign. The video profiles Joe Kent, a veteran Green Beret and Gold Star husband, and… Read more »

CVA endorses Ohio effort to ease employment burden for citizens, including veterans

Veterans group urges support for measure to recognize military education in state licensing requirements   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Monday sent a letter to Ohio lawmakers in support of an amendment to Senate Bill 246, a measure that removes barriers to employment for veterans who have learned a skilled trade through their… Read more »

CVA statement on Afghanistan, Iraq troop drawdown

ARLINGTON, Va.— Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) executive director Nate Anderson issued the following statement following news of President Trump ordering a drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq: “While we are pleased to see progress toward ending our military involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, maintaining even a couple thousand troops… Read more »

CVA on plans to accelerate drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan

Veterans group urges full withdrawal by end of January 2021   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) executive director Nate Anderson on Monday responded in a letter to the White House to reports of President Trump ordering the further withdrawal of U.S. ground troops from Afghanistan. Anderson urged the president to pursue a full withdrawal of American… Read more »