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Retired Military Leaders

These leaders know firsthand that the country’s ideals are a national security asset.

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November 28, 2016 Top Items Veterans Storming Capitol Hill  This week members of Veterans for American Ideals will convene in Washington, D.C. to call on members of Congress to save the Special Immigrant...
November 21, 2016 Top Items Torture Senator John McCain (R-AZ), while speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday, delivered strong remarks against any return to the use of...
November 14, 2016 Top Items 2016 Election This year’s divisive campaign season was filled with troubling rhetoric and policy proposals that are out of step with the United States’ long history of being a...
October 05, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Last week refugees from across the country convened in Washington to share their stories of survival and determination. As part of the annual Refugee Congress, refugee...
September 26, 2016 Top Items Global Refugee Crisis On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Immigration and National Interest Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the administration’s FY2017 refugee...
September 20, 2016 By Joe Jenkins After 20 years of service in the United States Marines, Gunnery Sergeant Emir Hadzic quietly took off his uniform, packed his bags, and prepared to live life as a civilian. But...
September 19, 2016 Top Items United Nations Tomorrow President Obama will give his eighth and final presidential address to the United Nations General Assembly. The speech will likely focus on the refugee crisis...

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October 10, 2016
Film Screening and Discussion

 

Vets for American Ideals, in partnership with No One Left Behind and MilVets of Columbia University, will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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Testimony | September 28, 2016
Download Statement for the Record of Emir Hadzic, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret.) Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest “Oversight of the...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
Read More and Download The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2016 What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program? In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies...
Letter | June 30, 2016
  Download Letter to Republican National Committee Download Letter to Democratic National Committee As retired military leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces, we committed our professional...
Testimony | April 28, 2016
The goal of terrorism is to change behavior and to make us live in fear. On 9/11 America changed. In September 2001 I was a new brigadier general at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina commanding an 8,...