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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 »

Coup Clause Changes Could Shake Bedrock of U.S. Values

by CIP

Jul-28-2014 | Letter

CIP joins over 20 other organizations in calling for support of a proposed change in Section 7008 of the SFOPS appropriations bill... Read More »

Congress: Address the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

by CIP

The Hill, Jul-23-2014 | Letter

CIP joins over 40 other organizations in urging Congress to provide emergency aid and give attention to the underlying causes of violence in Central America... Read More »

We Demand a Vote

by CIP

Jun-27-2014 | Letter

On June 27, CIP the Win Without War coalition joined with 29 other organizations to urge Congress to demand a vote before any bombs fall on Iraq... Read More »

CIP and Others Express Concern and Urge Congressional Leadership Regarding Counter Terrorism Partners

by CIP

Jun-17-2014 | Letter

CIP joins 16 other organizations in calling on Congress to not authorize the President's CTPF or the FY2015 NDAA... Read More »

The U.S. Must Curb Wasteful and Ineffective Spending at the Pentagon

by CIP

May-21-2014 | Letter

The United States must curb wasteful and ineffective spending at the Pentagon. Doing so will save billions of valuable tax dollars as well as help to make America safer with the hard decisions our national security requires... Read More »

The Force of President Obama’s Cautious Foreign Policy

by William D. Hartung

Washington Post, May-02-2014 | Letter

Contrary to the rhetoric of his critics, President Obama has done right by avoiding the use of military force to address recent foreign policy crises... Read More »

Playing the Long Game in Ukraine

by Harry Blaney

NY Times, Apr-19-2014 | Letter

There is little that is truly clear about the Ukraine crisis, and there have been a lot of far-fetched and unwise calls from the ideological extremes... Read More »

Dealing With Russia Under Putin

by Melvin A. Goodman

NY Times, Mar-25-2014 | Letter

The United States never seriously tried to make Russia a part of Mikhail Gorbachev’s preference for a “common European home,” which is a contributing factor to today’s problems... Read More »

Letter to President Obama on CIA Spying on Congress

by CIP

POGO, Mar-12-2014 | Letter

CIP and others write to urge President Obama to expedite the declassification of the report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) on the interrogation and detention practices of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)... Read More »

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