Ben Armbruster

Ben Armbruster

Ben Armbruster is the communications director for Win Without War and previously served as National Security Editor at ThinkProgress.

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Trump and Bolton Views
Saturday, July 06, 2019
Media Falsely Portrays Iran's Nuclear Deal Breach as Dash to Bomb
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)—the U.N. nuclear watchdog tasked with vigorously monitoring Iran's nuclear program under the 2015 accord—confirmed this week that Iran exceeded the limit on its supply of low-enriched uranium (LEU). Unfortunately, with a few notable exceptions, reporting from many in the media on this development wasn't great.
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National security advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Feb. 12. Views
Saturday, June 01, 2019
How Mainstream U.S. Media Is Failing Us On Trump and Bolton’s March To War With Iran
The Trump administration and its allies are slow-walking the United States into war with Iran, and, with a few notable exceptions , mainstream U.S. media is helping them. Much of this assistance has been overt. Just like during the run-up to the Iraq war, outlets like CNN , NBC , and the New York...
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Views
Sunday, May 12, 2019
The Media's Shameful Handling of Bolton's Iran Threat Claims Recalls the Run-Up to the Iraq War
Media-savvy U.S. government officials, political operatives, and lawmakers and their staffs from all political parties and ideological persuasions have no doubt, throughout the history of our great country, duped a fair-minded but unwitting reporter into writing a juicy story in order to get a...
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Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump, and John Bolton (Photo: State Department via Wikimedia Commons) Views
Friday, January 25, 2019
War Against Iran Becoming Ever More Likely
Donald Trump’s domestic troubles, combined with the current makeup of his foreign policy team, provide a confluence of circumstances, perhaps a perfect storm, to pull the United States into a war with Iran. Indeed, the walls are closing in around Trump. The president’s poll numbers—once seemingly...
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Kent Conrad (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Amanda N. Stencil) Views
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Trump Has Put US On Path To War With Iran While Nobody is Paying Attention
Sixteen years ago this week, 77 U.S. senators and 296 members of the House of Representatives gave President George W. Bush the authority to wage war in Iraq. That monumental vote enabled what is arguably the biggest strategic foreign policy blunder in American history, needlessly killing hundreds...
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"Given all the times that those who want to rip up the JCPOA have called for war with Iran, it’s logical to conclude that deal opponents ultimately want regime change and/or war." (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
White House Joins Netanyahu In Making Case for Iran Deal
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. In what appeared to be an effort to confirm Israeli Prime Minister...
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