June 24, 2022

Veterans share their stories of experiencing PTSD and how they’ve healed

PTSD is a signature wound of war that many veterans deal with. Because it is so common, it’s all the more important for veterans to have options over where they get mental health treatment, whether at the VA or from a provider in the community. We asked veterans to share their PTSD experiences and tell… Read more »

June 21, 2022

CVA’s 10-year anniversary, by the numbers

Concerned Veterans for America is celebrating 10 years of defending the freedom we fought and sacrificed for in uniform. In the past decade, our staff, activists, volunteers, and partners across the country have achieved more than we ever thought possible. They’ve shown that veterans have the unique skills and experiences to make them effective leaders… Read more »

June 13, 2022

The future of the NATO alliance and U.S. involvement in Europe

NATO was formed with one main goal – stop the emerging Soviet threat of expansion into Western Europe. Seventy years later, the USSR has collapsed, and the former Eastern Bloc has broken into individual nations, leading a casual observer to think the mission was accomplished. But the tensions between Russia and the West remain, brought… Read more »

June 13, 2022

A history of NATO: Why it was formed and what its goals were

Russia’s immoral invasion of Ukraine has sparked international debate and questions about the role of NATO and whether it should be expanded. This month, NATO’s Madrid summit is expected to be an important reimagining of the Alliance’s mission. As the summit nears, examining NATO’s formation and history can help us think more clearly about what… Read more »

May 31, 2022

What would happen if the U.S. had to combat Russia? We answer that question and more

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in late February, there has been no shortage of ideas and proposals put forward for how the United States should respond. Unfortunately, while many of these ideas are well-intentioned, too often their potential secondary and/or indirect consequences are not fully explored. Given the chaotic nature of war, when… Read more »

May 23, 2022

‘I am very thankful for the MISSION Act’: Veterans share stories and struggles with VA and community care

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been misrepresenting appointment wait times and blocking veterans’ access to needed health care. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request expose methods the VA is using to skirt requirements in the VA MISSION Act  to prevent veterans from using the community care option and keep them in… Read more »

April 29, 2022

The VA has released recommendations for better health care. Here are four questions we still have.

You might have seen news outlets covering recommendations for streamlining veterans’ care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Those recommendations represent a giant step in the Asset and Infrastructure Review process that will allow the VA to cut through waste and bureaucracy and adapt to veterans’ evolving needs. But misinformed concerns about these recommendations have… Read more »