December 01, 2016

To keep promises to veterans, Trump taps Koch-backed group

Featuring Phillip Carter

Source: The Washington Post

Journalists Lisa Rein, Dan Lamothe

President-elect Trump is leaning on a once-obscure group backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch as he seeks to make good on a campaign promise to overhaul veterans’ care he has denounced as a tragic failure.

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) was founded as a political advocacy group just four years ago. It has little connective tissue with other veterans groups, whose membership-heavy organizations have long dominated policy discussions in Washington.

But CVA is proving to be an influential force in the incoming Trump administration.

Read the full article at The Washington Post.

  • Phillip Carter

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Phillip Carter is Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.  His research focuses on issues facing v...