The Green Marine: A Different Kind of “Service Candidate” Runs for Senate
What took Hoh from multiple tours of duty in Iraq and a later State Department civilian posting in Afghanistan to his new role as a third-party standard-bearer in the Tar Heel State?
Why Isn't Biden Building Back Better at the VA?
Despite Biden’s campaign vow not to “de-fund” the VHA, during his first year in office, $18 billion—or 20 percent of the agency’s entire clinical care budget—was used to reimburse private medical practices, for-profit hospital chains, and other outside contractors.
As Ukraine Crisis Raises Specter of Nuclear War, Veterans Call for Disarmament and Peace
Gerry Condon: We can hope that quiet diplomacy taking place in the background will overshadow the stubborn public refusal to acknowledge Russia’s understandable security concerns.
Veterans For Peace Urges US to Rejoin Iran Deal, Negotiate With North Korea
Marjorie Cohn: VFP calls on the U.S. to implement a verifiable No First Use policy, take nuclear missiles off hair-trigger alert and remove the sole authority of the president to launch a nuclear war.
GOP “Entitlement Reform”: Will Disabled Vets Become the New Welfare Queens?
Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon: Sadly, most liberals and leftists actually pay little attention to the VA as a positive model for broader health care reform.
National Bicentennial Erased Antiwar Activism by Vietnam Veterans
Elise Lemire: President Ford’s movements and remarks seem to have been a concerted effort to erase the Vietnam War and, specifically, the antiwar activism of...American GIs and Vietnam veterans.
VA Secretary Nominee: Hope Against Privatization?
Steve Early & Suzanne Gordon: If the Biden administration, and its new VA secretary, want to win laurels like those again, serving veterans better and saving taxpayer money in the process, privatization is not the way.
Air Force Veterans of Plutonium Dust Disaster Win Class Action Standing
John LaForge: The Air Force seems determined to keep denying responsibility until the surviving vets die off and the lawsuit becomes moot.
Vets and VA Workers: MIA From Biden Transition
Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early: When a constituency as traditionally influential as the “veterans lobby” ends up with fewer—actually no—transition team voices than a weakened labor movement, what’s wrong with that picture?
Veterans Day: Reflecting on the Purpose of Veterans
WJ Astore: Military service is honorable, not because of wars waged or lives taken, but because of its purpose: to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Under Trump, Veterans Really Have Been ‘Losers’
Suzanne Gordon and Steve Early: A far bigger problem than Trump’s hurtful private comments about them is his Administration’s policy of privatizing their health care coverage, which goes unmentioned by leading Democrats.
‘Wall of Vets’ Continues Long Legacy of Veteran Activism
Brian Trautman: The disturbing truth, which a great number of veterans recognize, is that white supremacy, systemic racism and police brutality at home is profoundly connected to and fueled by U.S. imperialist militarism/war abroad.
Will Real-Life “Fighting Dems” Prove Irresistible?
Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon: Among Democrats, so many service candidates are vying for nominations this year that three ex-Marines all ended up on the same Congressional primary ballot in Virginia.