A crew member guides a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter taking off from the deck of U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington during joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea in the West Sea

Urgent: don’t bomb Iraq

John McCain is shaking his fist angrily and calling for military action. Lindsey Graham is invoking terrorist attacks and describing American air power as “the only option.” The president is huddled with his advisers considering military options for Iraq. Did we just travel in a time machine to 2003? […]

Action alert: wars are not gym memberships

Our longest war just got even longer.  President Obama just announced that the US will have boots on the ground in Afghanistan for another 2 ½ years. When Congress voted to authorize the war way back in 2001, they surely didn’t know they were authorizing a 15-year occupation. […]

Action alert: no more Pentagon slush fund

When we enter the 14th year of war in Afghanistan in October, how much will we spending to keep our troops there? We don’t know, and neither does Congress. The House is voting on the Pentagon budget next week and the administration still hasn’t decided how much the war is […]

Action alert: we need the truth about drones

When the CIA says there aren’t that many civilians being killed in drone strikes, we should trust them—right? Wrong.We’ve seen far too many examples lately of the government not being straight with Congress and the public. There are independent groups that document the casualties from drone strikes, but the […]

Action alert: A raise for nukes?

Join the National Call-in Day Two new bills give Congress an opportunity to step up and make cuts to nuclear weapons. The president’s budget request for 2015 shows that his priorities are still dangerously backwards, asking for yet another increase for nuclear weapons while crucial domestic spending continues […]

Action alert: don’t believe the hype

The annual ritual of raising alarms and tearing out hair over the tiny size of the Pentagon budget has started again, but don’t believe the hype.  There’s still tons of money in the Pentagon budget, and if we don’t act, they’ll find a way to add even more. Take action to stop the Pentagon […]

The Pentagon’s lavish budget

There are a lot of myths flying around about the Pentagon’s budget released last week. Democrats and Republicans alike are lamenting supposed spending reductions–a story we’ve heard before. Despite the fact that all the hyperbole about the impacts of Pentagon spending cuts in sequestration has been disproven by […]

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