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What Obama Should Have Said: Alternatives to Another War

by Stephen Miles

Huffington Post, Sep-12-2014 | Article

While the professional punditry has busied itself debating just how many bombs should fall and where, we should be asking ourselves, is American military force really the smartest way to address the threat we face from ISIS? The clear answer is no.... Read More »

We Already Have Boots on the Ground in Iraq

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, Sep-11-2014 | Article

Carrying out the president's new strategy of "destroying" ISIS could mean thousands of more boots on the ground... Read More »

Perpetual War, and Shame, Is Our Policy

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, Sep-11-2014 | Article

As long as the United States is shackled with the debilitating psychosis of 9/11 and the resultant moral weakness of our elected officials, the Middle East will be full of targets for our bombs, Iraqi and Syrian mothers and fathers will raise children destined to kill and be killed, jihadist narratives of Crusaders will be validated, and our perpetual war will be as boundless as our shame... Read More »

The Beheadings Are Bait

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, Sep-04-2014 | Article

The U.S. would be playing directly into the hands of the Islamic State, driving more and more men to join their cause, by escalating militarily in the region... Read More »

Global Crises Don't Justify More Pentagon Spending

by William D. Hartung

McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Sep-04-2014 | Article

Hawks in Congress and the think tank world are using the current crises in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine to press for higher Pentagon spending. Their arguments don't stand up to scrutiny.... Read More »

I sued Reagan. What the GOP Needs to Know

by Michael Barnes

Tampa Tribune, Sep-03-2014 | Article

A former Congressman who sued Reagan during his presidency offers some advice to the GOP with their current suit against Obama... Read More »

Iraq War Veterans Should Know Better

by Matthew Hoh, Matt Southworth

The Hill, Sep-03-2014 | Letter

The U.S. cannot wash its hands of millions of dead, injured and displaced Iraqis created since its 2003 invasion. Re-entering the Iraqi Civil War, or the broader regional war, under the guise of civilian protection is a course of action that will only exacerbate the violence. The Islamic State is actually quite small. Their strength comes from the support of the Iraq Sunni population, who, often as a measure of self-preservation, align Islamic State. American bombs will only further this cycle... Read More »

BDA, Genocide and Oil in Iraq

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, Sep-02-2014 | Article

Certainly atrocities have occurred in northern Iraq and battles have waged there, but what makes this summer and its dead different than the 500,000 dead, millions wounded and the one in eight Iraqis forcibly chased from their homes since 2003? What is causing the U.S. to get involved, again, and at this time? Oil. ... Read More »

Iraq and Syria: What if Bombing Makes Things Worse?

by Stephen Miles

Huffington Post, Aug-29-2014 | Article

With more than 1,000 U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq, surveillance flights over Syria, and over 100 airstrikes launched in Iraq, it is time to start asking the hard questions about the latest U.S. military intervention in the Middle East... Read More »

It’s Time to Sink the Littoral Combat Ship

by Jacob Marx, William D. Hartung

Defense One, 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 »

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