January 20, 2021

New Poll: Majority of veterans and military families want to end ‘endless wars’

In a recent poll, Concerned Veterans for America found veterans and their families are increasingly looking to draw down military engagement around the world.  More than two thirds of veterans, 67 percent, voiced support for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, up nearly 10 points (8%) from just three years ago. Similarly, 68 percent of veterans support full withdrawal from Iraq.  A majority… Read more »

January 7, 2021

CVA’s Nate Anderson on events in the U.S. Capitol

Like most of America, I am deeply troubled by the events that transpired in our nation’s capital yesterday. Peaceful transitions of power are a hallmark of our democracy and attempts to subvert it are simply indefensible. The events of yesterday do not reflect the America I fought and sacrificed for, and I suspect many veterans… Read more »

December 29, 2020

What CVA accomplished in 2020

To say that 2020 was a different kind of year would be an understatement. We faced unprecedented challenges as a nation. But it has been encouraging to see Americans watch out for each other while adapting to difficult circumstances. Despite these challenges, the men and women who make up the ranks of Concerned Veterans for… Read more »

December 22, 2020

Despite challenges posed by COVID-19, virtual town halls enabled CVA to engage lawmakers on crucial reforms

No in-person events in 2020? No problem. Concerned Veterans for America adapted to the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions and regulations with more than 10 policy forums with lawmakers. While we love getting together with our supporters and activists for town halls with their representatives in Congress, 2020 provided us with a unique opportunity to bring… Read more »

December 17, 2020

Six stories of battle, loss, hope and the need to end America’s endless wars

Our nation passed a sobering anniversary this year — we are now in our 20th year of war in Afghanistan. Deployments and engagements continue to rage in the country, as well as in Iraq, Syria, Somalia and other countries, putting our troops in danger every day. Veterans and their family members offer a unique point… Read more »

December 9, 2020

WATCH: Gold Star husband Joe Kent speaks out about wife’s service and sacrifice

When Shannon Kent was killed in Syria in early 2019, she was on her fifth combat deployment. Her husband, Army veteran Joe Kent, had served 11 combat deployments. “I wouldn’t say necessarily Shannon getting killed changed my mind. It solidified some things,’” Joe says in a new video from Concerned Veterans for America. “Why are… Read more »

December 3, 2020

Three principles that should guide VA reform over the next four years

Over the years, the Department of Veterans Affairs and its predecessors have had to adapt to an ever-changing population of veterans. The next four will be no different. As the VA, Congress, and veterans’ advocates seek to improve and innovate, they should keep in mind what General Omar Bradley said when modernizing the post-World War… Read more »