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Camp David, President Obama, and the Refusal to Acknowledge History and Reality

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, May 2015 |

This past week, the White House attempted to repair the damage done by neglecting its Gulf Arab allies as Syria flew apart at the seams. King Salman of Saudi Arabia rebuffed President Obama's invitation to join a group of Sunni Arab leaders at Camp David, as did the King of Bahrain -- even as Washington reasserted its security guarantees and announced new military sales to both countries... Read More »

It’s Not Diplomacy, It’s an Arms Fair

by William D. Hartung

Foreign Policy, May 2015 | Article

U.S. defense contractors are popping corks as Obama “reassures” his Middle East allies with billions of dollars of weapons... Read More »

Congress Should Stop Playing Games With the Pentagon Budget

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, May 2015 | Article

Ever since the Budget Control Act of 2011 placed caps on the Pentagon's base budget, Congress and the Obama administration have been using creative accounting to evade them. But this year's House Armed Services Committee (HASC) version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) set a new standard for budget gimmickry... Read More »

Civil Society Organizations Call for an End to Aerial Spraying in Colombia

by CIP

May 2015 | Letter

CIP joins over 20 other organizations in support of an end to the inhumane and damaging aerial spraying program in Colombia... Read More »

Leonhart's Fall Signals Urgent Need for DEA Overhaul

by Laura Carlsen

Huffington Post, May 2015 | Article

The forced resignation of DEA chief Michele Leonhart is a step in the right direction toward cleaning up one of the most wasteful and ethically questionable agencies of the federal government, the Drug Enforcement Administration. Now it's time for Congress to take the next step -- a full and facts-based review of the agency to eliminate the deep flaws that gave rise to the scandal... Read More »