Congress Mulls Iran Nuclear Pact

Congress Mulls Iran Nuclear Pact

The U.S. military-industrial complex plays a role as Congress considers rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement despite the potential cost of war.

Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate

Town Hall Meeting: Taking Back the Budget Debate

You can help fix the crisis of priorities in Washington and Annapolis. The U.S. has the resources; what we need is the political will to:

  • Put Americans back to work.
  • Institute a fair and progressive tax system.
  • Protect Americans’ health and save the environment.
  • Preserve Social Security.
  • Reduce the Pentagon budget.
  • Bring all the troops & military contractors home.
Lessons From Iraq: Maryland Reading

Lessons From Iraq: Maryland Reading

If the Iraq War disaster has an upside, it’s this: the conflict should permanently discredit many awful policies and practices, allowing the nation to declare them off-limits for the future. Preventive war. Politicized intelligence. Coalitions of the coerced. New frontiers of media manipulation.

 

That’s what Lessons From Iraq: Avoiding the Next War is about. This remarkable new book, co-edited by IPS research fellow Miriam Pemberton, who is also the Foreign Policy In Focus peace and security editor, and William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation, is now available online and at bookstores. Please read the introduction, by Miriam Pemberton, on our site.

 

Pemberton and Hartung drew up a list of what lessons the United States should learn from the Iraq War and asked the experts on each to boil down what they know for the rest of us. The authors include Ivan Eland, The Three Trillion Dollar War co-authors Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes; pre-war UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, and Pultizer Prize and National Book Award winner Frances Fitzgerald.

 

As Barbara Ehrenreich put it: "Read this compelling set of essays and join the movement to prevent the next war."