December 8, 2021

Darin Selnick explains how the VA is violating federal health care law and overruling doctors’ decisions

Since passage of the VA MISSION Act in 2018 and rollout of new access standards for community care, veterans have had more options in where they get their medical care. At least, that is how the law was intended to work. Information obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests has revealed the Department of Veterans… Read more »

December 3, 2021

The VA is denying veterans the care they need

In a new opinion piece in the New York Post, Concerned Veterans for America Education Director John Byrnes, a Marine Corps and Army National Guard veteran who served combat tours in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan, recounts his unhappy experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. “Seven years ago, while suffering from excruciating pain, I attempted to make a… Read more »

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 »