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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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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...
July 07, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to continued reports that many immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits are being discharged and having their legal status questioned, Scott Cooper, founder of...
May 17, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to today’s confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA director, General Charles C. Krulak (ret.), former commandant of the Marine Corps, issued the following statement: “As...
May 15, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In response to a letter sent by CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel to Senate intelligence committee vice chair Senator Mark Warner, General Charles C. Krulak, former commandant of the...
May 09, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Following Senator McCain’s decision to oppose Gina Haspel for CIA Director, General Charles C. Krulak, former commandant of the Marine Corps, issued the following statement: “I...

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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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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...
Factsheet | September 19, 2018
The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program 2009-2018  What is the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program?  Download In 2009, Congress passed the Afghan Allies Protection Act of...
Factsheet | September 19, 2018
U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis and the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Program The Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program was created for Iraqis who were employed in Iraq by or on behalf of...
Letter | April 23, 2018
Dear Senator: As retired general and flag officers of the United States military, we write to express our profound concern about the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central...