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CVA supports critical national security powers reform

Veterans group urges passage of bipartisan measure to restore balance of power between Congress and White House on national security policy   ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Deputy Director Russ Duerstine issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the National Security Reform and Accountability Act (NSRAA). The bipartisan bill, introduced by Rep. Meijer… Read more »

CVA on upcoming Senate Afghanistan hearing: Military leadership owes American people answers on 20 years of failure in Afghanistan

General Milley needs to answer for misleading statements on Afghanistan, reports of him undermining civilian control of military   ARLINGTON, Va.— Ahead of the upcoming Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Concerned Veterans for America Senior Adviser Dan Caldwell issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: “For nearly… Read more »

CVA on NDAA: some good notes, but many lawmakers still missing mark

Grassroots veterans group praises efforts to restore Congress’ role in shaping strong national defense, calls out shortcomings    ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Thursday responded to the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, highlighting some key provisions that would wisely refocus the efforts of our defense budget… Read more »

CVA statement in support of Emergency War Funding Reform

Veterans group supports effort to hold Congress accountable for responsible war funding   ARLINGTON, Va.— Concerned Veterans for America’s (CVA) Deputy Director Russ Duerstine issued the following statement in support of Emergency War Funding Reform – a bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday by Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) which would prescribe a statutory definition to classify emergency… Read more »

CVA to Congress: The American people deserve honest oversight on Afghanistan, not partisan bickering

  ARLINGTON, Va.—In response to Monday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Afghanistan that largely consisted of partisan attacks and ahead of Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Afghanistan, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Senior Adviser Dan Caldwell issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: “It was incredibly disappointing to see members of both… Read more »

CVA statement on completion of military evacuation from Afghanistan

Veterans group calls for accountability for entire 20 years of war, not just last 20 days   ARLINGTON, Va.—Following the completion of the military phase of the evacuation of Americans and Afghan allies from Kabul, Afghanistan, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Senior Adviser Dan Caldwell issued the following statement on behalf of the organization: “American… Read more »

NEW POLL: Americans strongly support Afghanistan withdrawal, want domestic issues prioritized

Poll shows that majority of Americans support less military engagement abroad   ARLINGTON, Va.— Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Friday released a poll showing a majority of the American people still support a full withdrawal from Afghanistan and want domestic concerns to be a greater priority. The poll was conducted by YouGov from August 17th through the… Read more »