Veterans Against the Deal is comprised of American veterans from across our military, families of the fallen, and wounded warriors – all united in opposition to the Iran deal.
America’s veterans know Iran better than anyone, and know that this deal endangers our national security by removing sanctions on, and rewarding with billions of dollars, a regime that has no intention of ceasing either its export of terrorism or its nuclear program.
The Iran deal does not dismantle Iran’s nuclear program and will not keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. In fact, the deal is so bad that it paves the way for Iran to get a bomb in 15 years even if Iran doesn’t cheat – which it surely will, as Iran has broken every international agreement it has made.
The Iran deal:
- rewards a terror regime with billions of dollars
- lifts sanctions on terrorists with the blood of hundreds of Americans on their hands
- lifts the arms and ballistic missile embargoes on Iran
- allows Iran to continue developing advanced centrifuges
- and does not require Iran to dismantle a single centrifuge or nuclear facility
If the deal is implemented, in the coming years Iran will become far more wealthy, emboldened, armed, and dangerous than it is today.
Veterans Against the Deal opposes the Iran deal and will work tirelessly to expose its dangerous flaws so that even if the deal is not defeated this year in Congress, the American people and their elected representatives can change or dissolve it in the future.
Michael Pregent, Executive Director, Veterans Against the Deal
Michael Pregent served for 20 years in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions as a Middle East intelligence officer, and seven years in the Defense Intelligence Agency as an expert on Iranian influence in Iraq. Pregent has served in three wars: the first Gulf War, Afghanistan, and the Iraq war.
In 2001 he served as a counter-insurgency intelligence officer at CENTCOM. From 2002-2003 he was a company commander in Afghanistan. From 2005-2006, he was embedded with the Peshmerga in Mosul, Iraq. From 2007-2010 he was based at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad working on Iranian malign influence in Iraq for Generals Odierno and Petraeus, and also advised Iraq’s security and intelligence services. From 2011-2013 he served as an extremism and foreign fighter analyst at CENTCOM.
Stephen C. Robb
Stephen C. Robb is a retired Marine Colonel with 29 years of experience in intelligence analysis, production, and intelligence operations. Stephen has a distinguished career as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps serving in tactical, strategic and joint staff assignments. He served as the Commander, Joint Intelligence Center, U.S. Central Command from 2001-2004 where he directed intelligence support to operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism.
Brian G. Sanchez
Brian G. Sanchez is a retired US Marine Lt. Col. with over 22 years of experience in the infantry, ground reconnaissance and intelligence fields. He has experience in conventional and special operations in South America, Iraq and Afghanistan. Past assignments include Chief, Afghanistan Branch and Chief of the Strategic Intelligence Analysis Branch in the Joint Intelligence Center, US Central Command. His most recent overseas assignment was as Deputy Director, Village Stability Coordination Center-South in Southern and Central Afghanistan. He currently works as an Emergency Management consultant.