November 23, 2021

Veterans are united on this: there must be accountability for Afghanistan

The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act won’t be voted on in the Senate until after Thanksgiving, but we’re still keeping an eye on a huge move toward accountability for the war in Afghanistan. A bill introduced by Sen. Tammy Duckworth to create a commission to study the full 20 years of war could be added… Read more »

November 12, 2021

Five ways to care for America’s veterans, on Veterans Day and every day

Our grassroots army at Concerned Veterans for America is dedicated to advocating for those who served this country in uniform. But are we as a country truly honoring the service and sacrifice of those who served in uniform? A look into how the Department of Veterans Affairs is managing veterans’ health care says no. According… Read more »

November 11, 2021

This Veterans Day, vets who’ve been mistreated demand accountability at the VA

“We have to fight for a better way.” That is what veterans are saying about their health care this Veterans Day. In a new video, veterans are calling out the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to put veterans’ needs first. “I sustained a combat injury requiring physical therapy,” says Marine Corps veteran and Purple… Read more »

November 5, 2021

Watch: What went wrong in Afghanistan, and how do we move forward?

Congress is holding hearings on the evacuation from Afghanistan, and the State Department’s inspector general has begun an investigation. In the midst of these events, many are asking questions about the war as a whole, not just how it ended. Concerned Veterans for America Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell recently sat down with Will Ruger, vice… Read more »

November 2, 2021

Here’s a timeline of America’s 20 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq

Twenty years ago in October, the United States began combat operations in Afghanistan. At that time, the U.S. was justified in beginning military engagement against enemies who had planned and executed the attacks of September 11, 2001, or had harbored those enemies. But not long after operations started, the war in Afghanistan took a turn… Read more »

October 18, 2021

As the ‘forever wars’ end, what will happen to veterans as they seek medical care?

As the generation of post-9/11 war veterans seek care for unique health needs and challenges, it is imperative that the Department of Veterans Affairs is prepared to serve them. But the department’s implementation of the VA MISSION Act and standards for accessing non-VA medical care has been discouraging. Concerned Veterans for America Coalitions Director Jimmie… Read more »

October 14, 2021

Is the VA trying to keep veterans away from community care?

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Veterans Affairs began canceling veterans’ appointments. Nearly 20 million were canceled, delayed, or rescheduled, leaving many veterans without much needed medical care during a national health crisis. But those canceled and delayed appointments are just a piece of the trouble brewing at the VA, dragging… Read more »