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August 30, 2019

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 »

August 29, 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 »

August 27, 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 »

August 15, 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 »

July 29, 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 »

July 24, 2019

Instead of throwing more money at the VA, why not try fixing its problems?

In the last 10 years, the Department of Veterans Affairs budget has more than doubled, reaching nearly $200 billion. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked that if the debt limit is raised and federal spending levels increase, the treasury must provide another $22 billion to transfer to the VA. That extra spending was supposedly… Read more »

July 11, 2019

Like Reps. Gaetz and Khanna have done, Congress needs to take control of war powers

As tensions between the United States and Iran continue to grow, it’s becoming clearer that Congress needs to take back its constitutional responsibilities around war and peace and rigorously debate where, when, and why we send troops into harm’s way. Concerned Veterans for America Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell recently wrote in The Hill that Congress… Read more »