April 14, 2021

Caldwell: Biden must ‘keep his promise’ to end the war in Afghanistan

Today, President Joseph Biden announced U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan beyond the May 1, 2021, withdrawal deadline established in the Doha agreement. However, the president established a new timeline for bringing troops home, committing to full withdrawal by September 11, 2021. By that date, the U.S. will have been at war in Afghanistan just… Read more »

April 9, 2021

Seven years after Phoenix scandal, VA is failing veterans by not fully implementing the MISSION Act

This weekend marks seven years since the Phoenix VA scandal came to light. In 2014, news broke revealing veterans were being kept on secret appointment wait lists at VA medical facilities in order to manipulate and hide actual wait times.  In the years that followed, accountability and access reforms have improved conditions for veterans using the VA… Read more »

April 7, 2021

CVA joins cross-partisan group calling for Afghanistan withdrawal by May 1

The May 1 deadline for withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan is just a few short weeks away, but Concerned Veterans for America and others are still calling on President Joe Biden to stick to that deadline. CVA has joined eight other organizations across the political spectrum in advocating that Biden adhere to the Doha agreement… Read more »

April 2, 2021

Five interesting facts about CVA Deputy Director Russ Duerstine

At Concerned Veterans for America, we have some of the country’s best and brightest in our ranks. Our staff is built of women and men of all branches and different generations joining together on a common mission:  continuing their oath to serve by defending the freedoms they and their families sacrificed for. CVA Deputy Director… Read more »

March 31, 2021

By the numbers: the impact of canceled appointments at the VA

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs was turned on its head. Suddenly, millions of medical appointments were canceled, both at VA facilities and in community care programs. Non-urgent care has yet to get back to normal. A year later, America’s veterans have felt the effects of COVID-19 and canceled… Read more »

March 24, 2021

Anderson: Why Biden should stick to the Afghanistan withdrawal deadline

Our Executive Director Nate Anderson deployed to Afghanistan twice as a Green Beret, once during the Bush administration, once during the Obama administration. He applauded when the Trump administration signed an agreement to set a timeline for U.S. withdrawal. Now he waits to see if the Biden administration will live up to that deal as the May 1… Read more »

March 19, 2021

As U.S. reaches 18-year anniversary, Iraq war veteran calls for end to U.S. presence

Dan Caldwell served as a U.S. Marine in Iraq more than a decade ago. Today, as a senior adviser to Concerned Veterans for America and the foreign policy campaign manager for Stand Together, he is helping lead the fight to end the 18-year-long U.S. involvement in Iraq. “I remain proud of my service in Iraq… Read more »