Statements and Analysis

Iraq: Here come the boots, ignoring the consequences

As Iraq war veterans, it is almost surreal watching the rapid unfolding events that has brought us, again, into an occupation of Iraq, with no public discussion about the potential consequences for soldiers and our families. Read more.
Issue: Iraq
 

Lots of soldiers could die in Iraq — and not fighting ISIS

More major developments have set the stage for Washington’s plans in Iraq to spiral into bloody disaster, like the erroneously named “Operation: Iraqi Freedom.” Read more.
Issue: Iraq
 

Veterans' appeal to National Guard: "Stand with Ferguson protesters, not the police!"

U.S. military veterans, many who have served in the Iraq war, call on the Missouri National Guard to refuse to aid the police in their crackdown on protesters Read more.
 

The real crime in the Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner swap

How many soldiers did those five Taliban kill? Read more.
Issue: Afghanistan
 

Shinseki Resignation: Political Blame Game Misses the Real Scandal

A March Forward! statement on the resignation of Gen. Shinseki from the VA Read more.
Issue: Veterans
 

Top officers sexually assault their troops—supported by Congress

Just days after a Military Sexual Assault Bill that would take prosecution powers away from top officers was shut down in the Senate by a 55 to 45 vote, the Army’s top sexual assault prosecutor was accused of sexually assaulting a soldier in his command. Read more.
Issue: PTSD
 
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