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Veterans are united on this: there must be accountability for Afghanistan

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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 »

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Watch: What went wrong in Afghanistan, and how do we move forward?

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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 »

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Explainer: What is the NDAA and why should you care about it?

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One of the biggest pieces of legislation you might not have heard about this year amid all the news about the budget reconciliation debate is the National Defense Authorization Act, which recently passed the House. The NDAA is the country’s annual defense spending authorization bill, setting our military budget for the next year. Though lawmakers... Read more »

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A look at why withdrawing from Afghanistan was the right decision

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The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has been a difficult reminder of years of missteps and mistakes, reinforced by the tragic death of 13 American service members and 169 Afghan civilians as the withdrawal drew to a close. As Washington tries to make sense of the botched evacuation, it’s imperative that it sees the war in... Read more »

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Americans want accountability for 20 years of war in Afghanistan, not just the last 20 days

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This week, the U.S. military completed its evacuation of Afghanistan, bringing a formal end to America’s longest war.  The last few weeks have been a solemn reminder of how much the Afghanistan War has cost in time, resources, dollars, and lives. Concerned Veterans for America Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell commented on the losses endured by... Read more »

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

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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 »

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CVA launches new effort to bring troops home from Iraq

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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 »

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

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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 »

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Reassessing U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan

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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 »

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

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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 »

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