Day: October 14, 2008

Tell the Candidates to bring the troops home and bring peace to Afghanistan

McCain and Obama are both calling for more troops in Afghanistan. But the Rand Corporation (the Pentagon’s largest think-tank) has published a study showing that a military response to terrorism is actually the least effective approach and police and political responses are more effective: We urge you to […]

Small steps forward with Iran

While the heated rhetoric between Iran and the US continues, there are some encouraging signs that we may be slowly moving towards opening up lines of communication with Iran. At the beginning of October, the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which oversees sanctions against […]

Wrong Direction on Nuclear Weapons

Walter Pincus performed a worthy public service with his Oct. 6 Fine Print column, reporting on a Bush administration policy paper that calls for developing the Reliable Replacement Warhead and modernizing the U.S. nuclear weapons production complex. Both proposals are being reviewed by government…read more

U.S. Army on Domestic Missions

I feel strange putting out an alert like this in the United States, but here it is: On October 1st, Bush deployed a brigade (3-4 thousand soldiers) for domestic missions of crowd control and keeping the peace.  This is the first time in America, since 1807, that the […]

Soldiers of Conscience

Their country asked them to kill. Their hearts asked them to stop. Soldiers of Conscience is a dramatic window on the dilemma of individual U.S. soldiers in the current Iraq War – when their finger is on the trigger and another human being is in their gun-sight. Made […]