Stories by Paul Rieckhoff

Paul Rieckhoff is the executive director and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and a veteran of the war in Iraq, where he served as a platoon leader with the Third Infantry Division. subscribe to Paul Rieckhoff's feed

Posted on: Feb 27, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

No veteran's 'welcome home' should come in the form of an unemployment check.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

This is a major victory for veterans.

Posted on: May 23, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

75 Senators stood with veterans yesterday to pass the Webb GI Bill. The remaining hurdle: President Bush.

Posted on: May 16, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

We've seen enough bumper sticker and lapel pin patriotism; the landmark GI Bill is a major bipartisan commitment to the troops.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There are no good choices for the President to make in dealing with Iraq, only a few that are less bad. He should change course now, and salvage as much as he can.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2005, Source: Huffington Post

First he screwed up by failing to get our troops the body armor they needed. Now Rumsfeld is failing them again by disregarding reimbursement legislation.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2005, Source: Huffington Post

Military recruiting numbers are deep into the Porta-Potty. The all-volunteer military has been run into the ground -- and now it's broken.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In the furious debate over the war in Iraq, there is one voice conspicuously missing – that of the American soldier.