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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 »

The Scandal We Should Be Talking About

by Stephen Miles, William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, Nov-14-2012 | Article

While our news media pores over every titillating detail of the Petraeus affair, there's another scandal that's gone largely unnoticed by the defense community. Last Friday, Lockheed Martin quietly announced that after having been groomed to take over for departing C.E.O. Robert Stevens this January, that would-be C.E.O. Christopher Kubasik would be resigning over a long-term extramarital affair ... Read More »

Pentagon Spending: Profits and Politics Trump National Security

by Stephen Miles, William D. Hartung

Sep-20-2012 | Article

Miles and Hartung discuss the current debate about "sequestration" and its effects on the economy in their latest co-authored article... Read More »

Pentagon Contractors Play a Disturbing Game

by Stephen Miles, William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, Jun-25-2012 | Article

If politics is a game of chess, Pentagon contractors have decided their workers are the pawns... Read More »

Secretary Panetta, Afghanistan Needs A Peace Settlement, Not More War

by David Cortright

The Christian Science Monitor, Jun-07-2012 | Article

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan, where US policy has been mostly military. Washington continues to view Afghanistan through the lens of war when it most needs peace – a negotiated settlement with insurgents and neighboring states like India and Pakistan... Read More »

Vietnam and Afghanistan: The more things change...

by Matthew Hoh, John Isaacs

The Hill, Feb-08-2012 | Article



Two lengthy and devastating wars separated by three decades.

 One fought in the jungles of Vietnam and one in the mountains and deserts of Afghanistan... Read More »

Like the Iraq and Afghanistan wars? You'll LOVE this!

by Tom Andrews

Common Dreams, Apr-28-2011 | Article

If you like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan then you’ll love what Senator John McCain and Congressman ... Read More »

Fire Lt. General Caldwell Now and End the "Psy-Ops" Against Congress

by Tom Andrews

The Huffington Post, Feb-25-2011 | Article

Lt. General William Caldwell needs to be fired. Now. General Caldwell, a three star general in charge of training ... Read More »

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