The Littoral Combat Ship: The Warship That Can’t Go to War

By Jacob Marx

Aug-26-2014 | Policy Brief

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is the Navy’s response to perceived changes in naval warfare and falling budgets. In theory, the LCS is a multifaceted and cost-effective answer to these requirements. In reality, the LCS is an overpriced, underperforming vessel that does not meet current needs and is a bad deal for taxpayers... Read More »

Financial Transparency Coalition Newsletter April-June 2014

By Porter McConnell, Sarah Bracht, Christian Freymeyer, Sabrina Cleary

Jun-02-2014 | Report

From the Indian government's creation of a task force to investigate offshore accounts to the Queen of England's speech announcing the UK's plan to end anonymous companies–our issues are everywhere this spring. Of course, channeling the momentum into concrete policy change is always a challenge... Read More »

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

By Bill Goodfellow

May-19-2014 | Report

2014 has been a successful year so far with major advances in reshaping defense spending, curbing tax evasion and advancing awareness on global climate change... Read More »

It’s Time to Sink the Littoral Combat Ship

By William D. Hartung, Jacob Marx

Aug-25-2014 | Article

It is more important than ever that the Department of Defense spend taxpayer money wisely as the United States economy struggles and the Pentagon budget comes down from its post-World War II peak... Read More »

Stay out of Iraq: Opposing View

By William D. Hartung

Aug-19-2014 | Article

In mid-June, President Obama announced that he would send a few hundred U.S. military personnel to Iraq to assess the capabilities of Iraqi security forces. Two months later, there are 1,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, and U.S. combat aircraft are flying daily bombing missions... Read More »

Mission Creep is Well Under Way in Iraq

By William D. Hartung

Aug-14-2014 | Article

Whatever the Obama administration would like us to believe, it is now clear that mission creep is well under way. In mid-June the administration announced that it would send a few hundred advisors to assess the state of the Iraqi military... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

Financial Transparency Coalition Annual Conference 2014

Oct-14-14 | Lima, Peru

Mark your calendars for the Financial Transparency Coalition 2014 annual conference co-hosted by the Latin American Network on Debt and Development in Lima, Peru October 14-15... Read More »

Peace, Politics and Crime in Chocó, Colombia

Jun-26-14 | CIP

CIP is pleased to invite you to join us for a discussion with the former governor of Chocó, Colombia, Luís Murillo... Read More »

Presidents and the CIA: From Truman to Obama

Jun-03-14 | The National Archives at Kansas City

Dr. Goodman will describe the successes and failures of the Central Intelligence Agency from the perspective of the relationship between the U.S. Presidency and the CIA... Read More »

CIP in the Press