August 13, 2021

CVA launches new effort to bring troops home from Iraq

Concerned Veterans for America announced a new target this week in our effort to End Endless Wars – a full withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Military operations in Iraq have been ongoing since the U.S. invasion in 2003. Thousands of troops have been killed and tens of thousands injured. Further, the U.S. has spent more… Read more »

August 11, 2021

Iraq War vets held up their end of the bargain. When will Congress do the same?

Roseanne Rodriguez knows the Iraq War well. She served as a combat medic in Mosul in its early years, experiencing the worst of war alongside incredible soldiers. Rodriguez recently wrote in the Virginian-Pilot that her experiences in Iraq and transitioning back to civilian life have caused her to take a critical look at the state… Read more »

August 6, 2021

Reassessing U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan

In 2007, John Byrnes took to the pages of the New York Post to support the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Byrnes was an Army staff sergeant who was optimistic about the project of promoting democracy, and he had the combat chops to support his contention. While he is still proud of his service… Read more »

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 »