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Trump Should Withdraw Chief Torturer’s CIA Nomination

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Request to Withdraw Nomination of Gina Haspel EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With respect, we veteran intelligence officers from CIA and other agencies urge you to withdraw the nomination of Gina Haspel … Continue reading

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Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?”

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Is Iran the “World’s Leading Sponsor of Terrorism?” EXECUTIVE SUMMARY/BACKGROUND  We are concerned by recent strident and stark public statements from key members of your Administration that paint Iran … Continue reading

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“False Flags” Are So Common that U.S. Officials Commonly Discuss Them

Despite the attempt to marginalize the concept, “false flags” are so common that U.S. officials frequently use that phrase. For example, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell: Former Director for Transnational Threats on the U.S. National … Continue reading

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When Did Congress Vote to Aid the Saudi’s Yemen War?

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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The Best Speech Yet From Any U.S. President

In planning an upcoming conference aimed at challenging the institution of war, to be held at American University September 22-24, I can’t help but be drawn to the speech a U.S. president gave at American University a little more than … Continue reading

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