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President Biden insults veterans by using HEROES Act to forgive civilian student loan debt

In the summer of 2003, my National Guard leadership informally alerted me that my unit would mobilize and deploy to Iraq. This news put a damper on my plans to finish my last semester and graduate from the City University of New York’s Hunter College. But I was just one of thousands of reservists and… Read more »

By John Byrnes
Wednesday, August 31st 2022

Why do some in Congress want to keep sending troops to Afghanistan?

The United States has been locked into the conflict in Afghanistan since 2001, imposing a tremendous toll on our nation – in both lives and resources. The president and the Department of Defense have evaluated our national interest and put forward a strategy to withdraw U.S. forces by early 2021. Why are some in Congress… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, July 17th 2020

This isn’t about politics. It’s about protecting our own.

There is so much that divides us these days. It’s rare that two groups that disagree much of the time can put aside their differences for a common goal. But for American veterans, our service and dedication to each other is stronger than political differences. We wore the uniform together, and we’ll continue to fight… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Friday, August 30th 2019

The critics are wrong – veterans and civilians want to leave Afghanistan

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump promised he would withdraw troops from Afghanistan. As peace talks with the Taliban continue, some policy leaders and lawmakers are trying to convince the president Americans don’t want to leave Afghanistan. In a recent op-ed, CVA senior advisor Dan Caldwell pointed out that polling shows they couldn’t be more… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, August 29th 2019

CVA is taking on foreign policy during August recess

Members of Congress are on recess from Washington this month, but that doesn’t mean we’re giving them a break. Concerned Veterans for America staff and activists are making the most of August by visiting members in their home districts discuss the issues that matter most to vets and their families. Foreign policy is on the… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Tuesday, August 27th 2019

Retired major general calls for withdrawal from Afghanistan

As peace talks continue between the United States and the Taliban, more and more Americans are calling for an end to the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan. And a quick end at that. Last week, retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, an Iraq War commander, wrote to the New York Times: Enough Americans and Afghans… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Thursday, August 15th 2019

Why is the VA MISSION Act so important? Because the VA isn’t fixed yet

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs come a long way toward providing better care for veterans? Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean serious problems don’t persist. The VA is still not reliably tracking veterans’ wait times, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This assessment comes five years after the Phoenix VA scandal erupted, informing the… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, July 29th 2019