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Pete Hegseth
Pete Hegseth
CEO, Concerned Veterans for America
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      Pete Hegseth

      Pete Hegseth is the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, and the former executive director of Vets for Freedom. Pete is an infantry officer in the Army National Guard, and has served tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay.

When veterans become victims: Reform the VA now

12:06 PM 04/14/2014

It’s a story we’ve seen with numbing regularity: military veterans seeking care at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health facility are met with bureaucratic malfeasance, substandard care, and delayed treatments. As a result, they face worsening health conditions … and even death.

Veterans know Obamacare because they already have it

12:03 PM 11/25/2013

By now, the slow-motion train wreck that is Obamacare has been well documented, as new revelations about the law become known to the public. From antiquated technology to cost uncertainty to not keeping your doctor, the reality of government-mandated health care is smacking Americans in the face.

President Obama to veterans and military families: We want you to feel the pain

10:59 AM 10/10/2013

There is a great deal of outrage going on these days; it seems that everyone has a reason to be “mad as hell” about the government shutdown. Most of this political noise is really just posturing from political hacks trying to score cheap points. Faux outrage is a serious pet peeve of mine; as it muddles legitimate debates, raises our collective cynicism, and dulls our senses against real outrages around us. When everything is an outrage, nothing is an outrage. But sometimes something comes along that is truly worthy of our outrage, and the actions this week of this administration toward veterans and military families certainly qualifies.

United States of Dysfunction: Is it too late to restore confidence in D.C?

10:47 AM 09/30/2013

Here’s a pop quiz: If (or when) the federal government shuts down over Washington’s inability to agree on spending, who will deserve the greater share of the blame? Congressional Republicans? Congressional Democrats? President Obama? What effect would a shutdown have on the 2014 midterms, or the 2016 presidential election?

What Obama’s State of the Union won’t include: A serious plan to cut spending

11:12 AM 02/11/2013

It’s not hard to predict the notes President Obama will hit when he delivers his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday. The president will call for more “investment” in pet priorities like alternative energy; he’ll insist on some form of “nation-building at home”; he’ll demand higher taxes from Americans; and so forth. You know the drill.

Libya: One week later, still no answers

11:36 AM 09/21/2012

Just one week ago, North Africa and the Middle East were on fire — the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was overwhelmed and the al-Qaida flag was hoisted. In Libya, much more tragically, the U.S. ambassador was murdered in cold blood. Symbols of America everywhere, even in London, were being challenged.

Veterans weigh in: $16 trillion debt endangers security

12:40 AM 08/27/2012

What do American military veterans believe is the greatest threat to our nation’s security? If you think the answer is China, the Iranian nuclear threat, or foreign terrorist groups, guess again: Nearly three-quarters of veterans we surveyed last month cite economic weakness (42 percent) and the national debt (30 percent) as the top threats to national security.