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News conference at National Press Club to Call For End of U.S. Warplanes Over Syria

WASHINGTON - Tuesday, August 8 at 10 a.m.

Zenger Room, National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, Washington
News conference speakers will include:
*  CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou
*  Former State Department official Matthew Hoh
*  Christie Edwards, Chair of the ASIL Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict and an advisor to the Center for Civilians in Conflict on international humanitarian, human rights, and gender issues.
*  David Swanson, World Beyond War
*  Norman Solomon,
Speakers will talk about the reasons behind a petition to Congress and Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for removal of all U.S. military aircraft from Syrian skies.

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