Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.

— Pete Hegseth

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Peace through strength works; but the flip side is war invited by weakness.

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Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) has called for an audit of the Pentagon, so that we finally have some transparency and accountability in how DoD spends taxpayer dollars.

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Whether we like it or not, gender differences matter in a combat situation.

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I believe, if done correctly, eliminating Saddam and liberating Iraq could be the ‘Normandy Invasion’ or ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’ of our generation...the Iraqi people are eager to be rid of Saddam, and there is equally encouraging evidence that republican principles could thrive there.

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The incremental approach without a strategy doesn't improve the strategy.

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Being a defense hawk and a budget hawk are not mutually exclusive.

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Congress will be tempted to wipe their hands of this, go to the Election Day and say 'we've done our part' and that's where groups like ours, Concerned Veterans for America, veterans across the country have to keep the heat on them to say this is just the start. VA is not fixed.

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Two things are to blame for our predicament, one a corollary of the other.

The first reason is that we did not have enough troops in Samarra. The skill and courage of 150 American soldiers prevented chaos, but was never enough to fully secure a city of 120,000 people or maintain the rule of law [...] Second, because of a lack of troops, American military leaders are forced to make a choice between mission objectives and self-preservation.

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President Lincoln chose to fight a bloody and unpopular war because he believed the enemy had to be defeated. He was right.

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The choices Israelis face and the decisions they make, day in and day out, are literally the difference between life and death. In many ways, I liken their reactions to the way I felt while serving in Iraq.

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As the publisher of the 'Tory,' I strive to defend the pillars of Western civilization against the distractions of diversity.

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At Concerned Veterans for America, we've made the case that the defense budget could be targeted for spending reform, but in a targeted fashion that genuinely changes unsustainable spending trajectories while preserving U.S. defense capacity.

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About Pete Hegseth

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Veteran
Birthday June 6, 1980
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