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Dan Barkhuff, M.D.

Founder of Veterans For Responsible Leadership, ex Navy Seal, and medical doctor.

About Dan Barkhuff, M.D.

Dan Barkhuff is an Emergency Medicine physician, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, and an ex-Navy SEAL with 8 years of service and combat deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa. He is the founder of Veterans For Responsible Leadership.

Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
Our Friends Did Not Die For America; They Lived For It.
"It’s humbling and impossible: to have to live up to the imagined years of a man or woman who gave up every breath they would ever take to do their part so we didn’t have to," writes Dan Barkhuff.
May 25, 2023
We All Know He Did It, Even MAGA.
Of course, Trump paid off Stormy Daniels to save his political aspirations. He should go down for it, but there's too much good in America for us to go down with him.
March 31, 2023
Betrayal: When Veterans Choose Killing Americans Over Protecting Them
Radicalization takes time, but the initial challenge of finding the freakshow of preppers, anti-government militias, and racists online is a part of the appeal. It bathes the insecure and pathetic in the dopamine of specialness and danger: the danger of “Antifa,” the danger of “communists,” and the “deep state.”
March 15, 2023
Support Ukraine
Moral Clarity In The Most Amoral Of Wars
Putin wrongly believed Trump had made America and NATO weaker and seized the moment to invade Ukraine. Dan Barkhuff writes Putin's miscalculation has united democracies around the world against Russia's criminal invasion and morally indefensible war.
February 20, 2023
Unite The Right Rally
Young, Armed, And Prepared To Defend Their Egos
We as a society must honestly ask ourselves how we deal with the danger of a generation of lost men infatuated with violence and lacking the judgment to know when to use it, who are being actively recruited to commit violence against fellow citizens.
February 8, 2023
Zelenskyy Addresses Congress
An Outsider's Reminder Of Who We Are
Zelenskyy’s speech was a rare chance for America to reflect on an image of self we haven’t seen since the early days following 9/11.
December 29, 2022
Madison Cawthorn dead tree
Real Men Do Not Want To Be Feared
If your definition of "a real man" comes from insecure, foppish charlatans like Gorka, Tate, and Cawthorn, it's time to find new role models who actually are "real men."
December 13, 2022
Gun Violence
Carrying A Gun? That's Not Freedom
Former Navy SEAL, Dan Barkhuff argues that if you think carrying a gun makes you more free, you're doing it wrong.
November 29, 2022