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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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June 11, 2020 WASHINGTON - While protests for racial justice and against police brutality continue in American cities, over 500 American military veterans have joined to sign a letter urging the government not to...
June 09, 2020 We the undersigned state the following: President Trump has threatened to deploy active-duty military to try to quell the nationwide unrest sparked by the police’s killing of George Floyd. As...
June 09, 2020 WASHINGTON -  In the wake of mass protests in U.S. cities against police brutality and racial injustice, 38 retired leaders from all four branches of the United States Armed Forces have signed a...
November 15, 2019 In response to President Trump’s announcement that he would pardon three service members accused or convicted of war crimes, General Charles C. Krulak, former commandant of the Marine Corps and...
August 29, 2019 Washington, D.C. - In response to a change in USCIS policy affecting the ability of children of some U.S. citizens and their families who are spending time abroad in...
March 19, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed Bishop Garrison as its next director of National Security Outreach and of Veterans for American Ideals. Garrison, who is an Army veteran and West...
August 26, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Following the death of Senator John McCain, Human Rights First’s Sharon Kelly McBride issued the following statement: With the passing of John McCain, the United States—and...

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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.

Resources

Factsheet | June 22, 2020
Download and Read the Factsheet National Security Figures Oppose Commemorating Confederacy on Military Facilities Support Among Former National Security Officials and Retired Military Leaders...
Letter | June 10, 2020
DOWNLOAD LETTER We the undersigned state the following: President Trump has threatened to deploy active-duty military to try to quell the nationwide unrest sparked by the police’s killing of...
Factsheet | June 09, 2020
Letter From 38 Retired Admirals and Generals Opposing Military Deployments to Counter Protests 89 former Defense officials: The military must never be used to violate constitutional rights...
Factsheet | May 23, 2019
General Martin Dempsey USA (Ret.): “Absent evidence of innocence or injustice the wholesale pardon of US servicemembers accused of war crimes signals our troops and allies that we don’t take the...