A National Veterans Strategy

This publication is a collaborative effort of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Law. The aim of this publication is to cultivate meaningful and substantive discourse related to national policy impacting the post-service life course of the men and women who have worn the cloth of this nation in military service. Specifically, this publication develops the case and foundational logic to support action toward crafting a National Veterans Strategy. The central premise and finding of this publication is that developing, articulating, and institutionalizing a National Veterans Strategy is necessary to serve important social, economic and security objectives, and is also consistent with the inherent social contract that defines the relationship between the nation and its veterans.

Special Note: This publication was not specifically sponsored or funded by sources external to the collaborating organizations and does not assume a political orientation with regard to the subject matter addressed in the report.

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Read ‘National Veterans Strategy as Big Hairy Audacious Goal’ by IVMF’s Schmeling

Read ‘A Call for a National Strategy on Veterans’ by IVMF’s Haynie and INSCT’s Armstrong on the NYT ‘At War’ Blog