Win Without War

About Win Without War

Win Without War is a national leader in the fight to promote a more progressive national security strategy. Our campaign-style operation aggressively attacks right-wing distortion while pushing our elected leaders to stand up against the politicization of our national security.  Formed in 2002 to lead the first national campaign against the war in Iraq and the disastrous policies of the Bush/Cheney Administration, our coalition reflects the diversity of the progressive movement.

Today, we continue to go on the offensive, challenging those on the right who use fear to build support for their failed policies while holding our leaders accountable. We are currently working to bring our troops home from Afghanistan, rein in wasteful spending at the Pentagon, prevent a disastrous war with Iran, and protect and defend the rule of law in national security and foreign policy.

We are patriotic Americans committed to a US foreign policy that embodies our nation’s highest ideals. We oppose the over militarization of our foreign policy and its effects at home and abroad. We share the commitment to countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, but oppose the doctrine of unilateral military preemption. We believe that international cooperation and enforceable international law provide the greatest security for the United States and the world, and the greatest opportunity for people to live in free, healthy, and just societies.

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An Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres

By Win Without War

Jun-08-2018 | Letter

As organizations working to protect children in situations of war, we sincerely welcome your decision in 2017 to include the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition along with other violators in the annexes of your Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed (“Annual Report”) based on credible UN-verified evidence of violations against children in armed conflict... Read More »

Diplomacy With North Korea Is Not Dead

By Win Without War

May-24-2018 | Press Release

“It’s disappointing that Donald Trump has canceled the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. It’s also not entirely surprising, given the Trump administration’s incompetence, mixed signals about its intentions, and complete lack of preparation."... Read More »

White House Joins Netanyahu In Making Case For Iran Deal

By Ben Armbruster

May-01-2018 | Article

Something remarkable happened last night regarding the Iran nuclear agreement. Despite Donald Trump’s years-long uninformed noise about how terrible the deal supposedly is, the White House inadvertently justified its existence... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

Yemen Grassroots Webinar Thursday Evening on The U.S. Role in the War in Yemen: What You Can Do

Mar-01-18 | The U.S. Role in the War in Yemen: What You Can Do Thursday, March 1, 8 PM EST

It’s time to end America’s role in what is now the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Join us on Thursday, March 1 at 8 PM EST to learn about the U.S. role in this suffering, and learn how you can take action for Yemeni civilians... Read More »

CIP in the Press
  • How we got sold on endless wars

    Win Without War quoted

    New Age, 07-25-18

    IRECEIVE so many e-mails and pitches for one cause or another that I am not able to cite them all. Some of those eemails call attention to the fact that there is virtually no protest against the US-backed Saudi-led war in Yemen (‘No one is paying attention to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II’, Washington Post, June 25, 2017) that has killed an untold number of people and caused one of the most egregious health crises since World War II, a cholera epidemic, in that country. Regime change is not an unpopular cause...Read More »

  • “This isn’t like North Korea”: Trump’s saber-rattling could put US on a collision course with Iran

    Win Without War quoted

    Mic, 07-25-18

    President Donald Trump’s all-caps Twitter threat against Iran on Sunday night has been described by turns as an attempt to distract from the fallout over the Helsinki summit, a cunning strategy to justify his push for warmer relations with Russia and a possible return to the “fire and fury” bluster he has claimed led to his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un in June...Read More »

  • Putting Common Good Over Billionaires and War Profiteers, House Progressives Introduce "People's Budget"

    Win Without War quoted

    Common Dreams, 07-25-18

    The Congressional Progressive Caucus' plan "invests in our neglected infrastructure, ends the systematic inequality in our tax system by making corporations pay their fair share, and stops the rising cost of drugs."...Read More »