August 25, 2021

We asked veterans what they’re experiencing at the VA. Here’s what they shared.

Concerned Veterans for America recently relaunched My VA Story. We did this for a simple reason – we want to know how things are going for veterans who use the Department of Veterans Affairs for their care. Since the VA MISSION Act was signed into law in 2018, new access standards have been established for… Read more »

August 20, 2021

Afghanistan veteran ‘still confident that withdrawing our troops was and is the right decision’

As events continue to unfold in Afghanistan, veterans of the war are left thinking back on their deployments and wondering if withdrawal was the right choice. Army veteran Sam Rogers, who served multiple deployments in Afghanistan, writes in USA Today that the tragic events over the last few weeks have been difficult for him to… Read more »

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 »