The world has watched stunned over the past several weeks as Russian forces have launched a war of aggression against Ukraine. The devastation and growing crisis have caused many Americans to question what could have been done differently and what should be done going forward. These are complicated questions to wrestle with that require a... Read more »
March marks the 19th anniversary of the Iraq War, a shocking age when you consider the United States is still maintaining a troop presence. The wisdom of the Iraq War was hotly contested from the beginning. Though veterans who served there are proud of their service, many believe it is past time to bring troops... Read more »
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We at CVA just released our 2022 policy agenda. In it, we’ve identified ways for our grassroots army to drive change in this country, from how the U.S. approaches foreign policy, to how it takes care of its veterans after service. We’re partnering with our activists across the country to call for: Withdrawing all troops... Read more »
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By Tyler Koteskey, senior foreign policy analyst at Concerned Veterans for America The Ukraine crisis continues to escalate. The president recently ordered 3,000 troops to deploy to Eastern Europe and Congress fast-tracked arms transfer and sanctions packages. Meanwhile, significant daylight still remains between competing Russian and U.S. positions in ongoing talks, leaving the very... Read more »
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Ready or not, 2022 is in full swing. We at CVA have plans to make this our most effective year ever, working with and for our fellow veterans to continue defending the freedom we fought for in uniform. We’ll do this the same way we always have, by amplifying your voices and speaking up on... Read more »
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As of December 2021, U.S. military forces in Iraq have been designated as “non-combat” and are serving in a “train and equip” capacity. But Concerned Veterans for America Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell points out that this change in mission is “a distinction without a difference.” The distinction doesn’t make troops any safer, especially given the... Read more »
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2021 was a year unlike any other. When we at Concerned Veterans for America announced our 2021 priorities, we couldn’t have imagined the hurdles that would arise or the issues our nation would face. Despite these challenges, our mission — to continue serving the country we fought for in uniform — guided the work we carried out alongside our... Read more »
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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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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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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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