August 4, 2021

The combat mission is over in Iraq. So why are troops staying?

Last week, President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced an end to U.S. combat operations in Iraq by 2022. But an end to combat operations doesn’t mean troops are returning home. What Biden and al-Kadhimi have agreed to is nothing more than a classification change, as U.S. troops will now serve in… Read more »

July 28, 2021

Rethinking the U.S. military presence across the Greater Middle East

In an opinion piece in the Washington Examiner, Tyler Koteskey, senior foreign policy analyst at Concerned Veterans for America, urges a rethink of U.S. policy across the Greater Middle East. While applauding the move to withdraw the remaining troops from Afghanistan, he takes issue with the president’s proposal — confirmed in a meeting this week… Read more »

July 23, 2021

Darin Selnick: Choice is the key to health equity for veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs, responsible for providing health care to millions of veterans, is too often a barrier to care.  That is especially true for low-income, female and minority veterans, writes Darin Selnick, a senior adviser to Concerned Veterans for America and an Air Force veteran himself, in a new opinion piece in Military Times.  A study by the Government Accountability… Read more »

July 21, 2021

How Congress is ending endless wars by reaching across the aisle

The United States is inching closer to an end to involvement in the war in Afghanistan.   Last week, Army General Austin “Scott” Miller stepped down as top U.S. general in Afghanistan, a symbolic finale to the nearly 20-year conflict.  U.S. operations in Afghanistan may be wrapping up, but American troops are still deployed all over the world, particularly in… Read more »

July 16, 2021

VA, Congress, and veteran community have more work to do on VA reform

Nate Anderson, executive director of Concerned Veterans for America and an Army combat veteran, wrote in a recent op-ed in The Hill that he is “not satisfied with the pace or substance of reforms at the VA over the last three years. Nobody making an objective assessment should be.” In the three years since the… Read more »

July 14, 2021

My VA Story is ready for you to share your experiences

Have you checked out the new My VA Story site yet? My VA Story gives veterans and military families a platform to share with us their experiences at the Department of Veterans Affairs — the good, the bad, and everything in between. By sharing your story, you and other veterans around the country paint a… Read more »

July 8, 2021

‘My VA Story’ gives veterans a platform to share their experiences

This week, Concerned Veterans for America relaunched My VA Story, a platform that gives veterans the opportunity to share with us their experiences with Department of Veterans Affairs health care. This relaunch is part of our ongoing mission to bring needed reforms to the VA. In 2016, we launched the My VA Story project because… Read more »