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Jeb Bush Not Ready to be President

by Frick Curry

Sun Sentinel, Dec-04-2014 | Letter

With his call for strengthening the U.S. embargo of Cuba (Sun Sentinel, Dec. 4) former Gov. Bush shows he would base his foreign policy on wishful thinking by doubling down on a policy that has failed for more than 50 years ... Read More »

Rethinking America's Nukes

by William D. Hartung

New York Times, Nov-30-2014 | Letter

If the nuclear enterprise has management problems, by all means fix them. But maintaining an arsenal of thousands of nuclear weapons while building a new generation of nuclear bombers, subs and land-based missiles is unnecessary and not affordable... Read More »

Serious Setback for Justice in Colombia if Bills to Expand Jurisdiction of Military Courts Approved

by CIP

Nov-24-2014 | Letter

We view with grave concern renewed legislative efforts by the Colombian government that could deny justice for serious human rights abuses—including extrajudicial executions—committed by members of the military and police... Read More »

CIA Reorganization Would be Risky

by Melvin A. Goodman

Washington Post, Nov-21-2014 | Letter

CIA Director John Brennan’s consideration of breaking up the operational and analytical directorates of the Central Intelligence Agency would do great harm to the production of strategic intelligence... Read More »

Keep the U.S. Trade Embargo Against Cuba?

by Wayne Smith

Washington Post, Oct-24-2014 | Letter

The editorial board wrote that the United States should not end the trade embargo against Cuba until that country grants “genuine freedom to its people.” That is what might be called an all-or-nothing approach... Read More »

How Best to Battle the Islamic State

by Harry Blaney

Washington Post, Oct-10-2014 | Letter

The United States can best help fight the Islamic State by using its best leveraged military technology, diplomacy, logistics, aerial capability and intelligence: exactly what President Obama and his national security team are doing... Read More »

U.S. Organizations Support Broad Inclusion of Victims’ Voices into Colombian Peace Process

by CIP

Sep-24-2014 | Letter

CIP joins other organizations concerned about serious threats against victims’ representatives, human rights defenders, and Afro-Colombian and indigenous community leaders and their family members that have circulated recently, and urges for their protection... 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 »

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 »

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