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Stop Saying the Pentagon Can’t Pay for Our Wars

by Stephen Miles, Ethan Rosenkranz, Erica Fein

Defense One, Oct-15-2014 | Article

Recent flare-ups around the world have Washington politicians and their sympathizers predictably sounding the alarm bells over sequestration and calling for an increase in the Pentagon’s budget. Dire warnings by credible and powerful voices deserve to be taken seriously. Yet, a closer look reveals that the Pentagon has plenty of money sitting around with which to fund new contingencies... Read More »

Who Will Profit From the Wars in Iraq and Syria?

by Stephen Miles, William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, Oct-01-2014 | Article

If there's one thing we should have learned over the past 13 years of war, it's that war is good business for those in the business of war. Unfortunately, while profits for the Pentagon's contractors increase, so does the cost to taxpayers in billions in waste, fraud, and abuse... Read More »

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 »

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 »

The Trouble with President Obama's West Point Speech: Reality

by Tom Andrews

The Huffington Post, May-30-2014 | Article

Questions arise as to just how Obama's call for U.S. engagement "when crises arise that stir our conscience," gets translated into the real world... Read More »

15 National Organizations Urge Support of Merkley Afghanistan Amendment to NDAA

by Win Without War

Nov-20-2013 | Letter

Win Without War and 14 other national organizations sent a letter to the Senate encouraging them to get behind Amendment 2343... Read More »

Opposition of Efforts to Delay Pentagon Savings

by Win Without War, CIP

Nov-20-2013 | Letter

Groups across the ideological spectrum sign-on to a letter opposing efforts to delay Pentagon savings... Read More »

Joint Letter in Support of Guantanamo Provisions in Senate Bill

by Win Without War, CIP

Human Rights Watch, Nov-15-2013 | Letter

Closing Guantanamo is good human rights policy and, according to military and intelligence experts, good national security policy. The Guantanamo provisions in the Senate NDAA provide the necessary flexibility to execute that policy responsibly... Read More »

An Open Letter to President Obama and the Congress: Spend Less, and Spend Smarter at the Pentagon

by CIP, Various Organizations

Washington Post, Feb-27-2013 | Letter

Win without War joins other organizations in asking the president to reduce wasteful Pentagon spending... Read More »

Letter to Congress: Rein in Wasteful Pentagon Spending

by CIP, Various Organizations

Jan-30-2013 | Letter

CIP joins over 50 other organizations in signing a letter setting out two priorities for the ongoing budget fight... Read More »

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