Stephen Miles

Stephen Miles

Stephen Miles is the Advocacy Director for Win Without War, a diverse coalition of 40 member organizations formed in opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the underlying national security strategy that created them.

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Among some of the most powerful Democrats in the House, Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16) (far left) was just defeated in a primary; Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-5) (center), the House Majority Leader; and Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28) (right), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, all have received massive support from the weapons industry and pro-war lobbyists. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Friday, July 03, 2020
The Democrat's Hawkish, Dead-End Foreign Policy Is Also Very Bad Politics
For three years, my organization, Win Without War , and others helped pro-diplomacy activists make their voices heard in Congress in support of President Obama’s diplomatic efforts with Iran. Hundreds of thousands of them had done just that — signing petitions, writing emails, making phone calls,...
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Demonstrators carry signs during an anti-war protest after President Donald Trump launched airstrikes in Syria, April 15, 2018 in New York City. Views
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Dismantle the War Economy
2020 began with a near-war with Iran – the deadly upshot of a bomb-first-ask-questions-later approach to world affairs. Then came a pandemic – a public health disaster made all the more lethal by our leadership’s utter indifference to the lives of the people, especially the poor and people of color...
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 "The tragic story of America’s longest war is one of the hubris that accompanies the twin pillars of American exceptionalism and empire." (Photo: U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Brady, Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division Public Affairs) Views
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The Futility of Failure in Afghanistan
A week ago, the Afghan city of Ghazni, a strategic crossroads less than 100 miles from the capital, Kabul, was on fire. At least 400 people reportedly died before a “conditional” ceasefire was announced, including fighters on both sides and more than 150 civilians caught in the crossfire of the...
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Thursday, October 02, 2014
Who Will Profit From the Wars in Iraq and Syria?
If there's one thing we should have learned over the past 13 years of war, it's that war is good business for those in the business of war. Unfortunately, while profits for the Pentagon's contractors increase, so does the cost to taxpayers in billions in waste, fraud, and abuse. As America embarks...
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