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How much has 18 years of war cost us?

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Oct. 7 marks the 18th anniversary of war in Afghanistan. What started as a response to the terror attacks of Sept. 11 has grown into years of war and nation building that is not achieving the desired outcomes. Those years have come at a tremendous price. As we reflect on 18 long years, it’s important... Read more » The post How much has 18 years of war cost us? appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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I served in Afghanistan. That’s how I know it’s time to withdraw.

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By Jonathan Ramirez, Texas Grassroots Engagement Director In just a few weeks, the war in Afghanistan will pass its 18th anniversary. For nearly two decades, our service members have been putting their lives on the line, willing to sacrifice everything in defense of the country. The missions we had when we entered Afghanistan in 2001... Read more » The post I served in Afghanistan. That’s how I know it’s time to withdraw. appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Here’s who CVA met in our district office visits

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Concerned Veterans for America spent July and August scheduling meetings and knocking on doors! While Congress was in recess, CVA’s staff and members took the opportunity to meet with lawmakers in their home districts. Our activists talked about protecting the VA MISSION Act and other reforms needed at the Department of Veterans Affairs, asked members... Read more » The post Here’s who CVA met in our district office visits appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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The war in Afghanistan is older than new recruits. It’s time to withdraw.

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The war in Afghanistan is just a few weeks away from its 18th birthday. So are the next generation of military recruits. Let that sink in. Soon, new recruits will be younger than the war they could be sent to fight in. A service member who deployed in the early part of that war could... Read more » The post The war in Afghanistan is older than new recruits. It’s time to withdraw. appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Honor Their Sacrifice by making our country stronger and safer

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Veterans put on a uniform and swore an oath to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. We remember this service and sacrifice every day, but this time of year especially. The events of Sept. 11, 2001 defined an entire generation of warriors. Many of those in uniform, including many on Concerned... Read more » The post Honor Their Sacrifice by making our country stronger and safer appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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This isn’t about politics. It’s about protecting our own.

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There is so much that divides us these days. It’s rare that two groups that disagree much of the time can put aside their differences for a common goal. But for American veterans, our service and dedication to each other is stronger than political differences. We wore the uniform together, and we’ll continue to fight... Read more » The post This isn’t about politics. It’s about protecting our own. appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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The critics are wrong – veterans and civilians want to leave Afghanistan

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Earlier this year, President Donald Trump promised he would withdraw troops from Afghanistan. As peace talks with the Taliban continue, some policy leaders and lawmakers are trying to convince the president Americans don’t want to leave Afghanistan. In a recent op-ed, CVA senior advisor Dan Caldwell pointed out that polling shows they couldn’t be more... Read more » The post The critics are wrong – veterans and civilians want to leave Afghanistan appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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CVA is taking on foreign policy during August recess

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Members of Congress are on recess from Washington this month, but that doesn’t mean we’re giving them a break. Concerned Veterans for America staff and activists are making the most of August by visiting members in their home districts discuss the issues that matter most to vets and their families. Foreign policy is on the... Read more » The post CVA is taking on foreign policy during August recess appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Retired major general calls for withdrawal from Afghanistan

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As peace talks continue between the United States and the Taliban, more and more Americans are calling for an end to the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan. And a quick end at that. Last week, retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, an Iraq War commander, wrote to the New York Times: Enough Americans and Afghans... Read more » The post Retired major general calls for withdrawal from Afghanistan appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Like Reps. Gaetz and Khanna have done, Congress needs to take control of war powers

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As tensions between the United States and Iran continue to grow, it’s becoming clearer that Congress needs to take back its constitutional responsibilities around war and peace and rigorously debate where, when, and why we send troops into harm’s way. Concerned Veterans for America Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell recently wrote in The Hill that Congress... Read more » The post Like Reps. Gaetz and Khanna have done, Congress needs to take control of war powers appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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