Veterans For Peace welcomes the recent policy changes between Cuba and the United States. In addition to a prisoner exchange, the new policy will also include easing commerce, communication, and travel restrictions. It also includes opening diplomatic relations which were severed in 1961.
- Both houses of the US Congress to lift the embargo, because an embargo is an act of war. In this vein, VFP urges its members and others to contact their member of Congress to repeal the Helms-Burton act.
- The release of the approximately 70 Islamic prisoners at the Guantanamo prison who have been cleared.
- The transfer of the remaining Guantanamo prisoners to US prisons and to hold speedy trials.
- The complete pull out of all US military personnel from the Naval facility at Guantanamo Bay which has been occupied since 1898. We call for Guantanamo Bay to revert to Cuban sovereignty as soon as possible.
- Finally, Veterans For Peace calls for the US to cease all overt and covert destabilization operations inside Cuba and to remain neutral as the transition of power occurs in 4 years when President Raul Castro's term ends. This includes the exercise of "soft power" through NGOs and an end to programs seeking to undermine Cuba's government under the direction of the misnamed National Endowment for Democracy (NED), US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other similar organizations.