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Here at Win Without War, we are deeply thankful to be in this movement with all of you.

It’s been a long first year under the Trump administration. But together, we have fought this new barrage of militarism every step of the way. In this spirit of gratitude, we bring you our latest collection of articles you may have missed and long reads to dive deep on the issues we know you care about.

Have a peaceful Thanksgiving holiday and happy reading!

The Uncounted (New York Times)
The air war against ISIS is 31 times more deadly to civilians than the U.S. military officials acknowledge.

Saudi Arabia’s Stranglehold on Yemen Has Already Condemned Thousands to Die in the Coming Weeks (Just Security)
As Yemeni civilians face unprecedented famine and disease, Saudi Arabia is increasing blockades of humanitarian aid.

“They Want to Know if Trump’s Crazy” (Politico)
Inside the secret backchannel North Korea talks, where Trump’s volatility is undermining diplomatic efforts.

Why Mike Pompeo Released More bin Laden Files (The Atlantic)
The Neocons and their allies are pushing old clams of Iran-Al Qaeda ties to drum up support for confronting Tehran.

Saudi Arabia Wants to Fight Iran to the Last American Standing (National Interest)
Is there a Saudi plan to trap the U.S. into a permanent standoff with Iran?

Human Rights Matter, At Home and Abroad (Win Without War)
Trump continues to tacitly approve President Rodrigo Duterte’s human rights abuses in the Philippines.

The Sway of the Nuclear Arms Industry Over Donald Trump and Congress Is Terrifying (Mother Jones)
There’s a reason Congress hasn’t yet reined Trump in on nuclear weapons.

Former Appalachian coal miners are finding new work in unexpected places (Think Progress)
Appalachian beekeeping collective creates jobs for former coal miners and helps the planet.

What War Can’t Destroy (New York Times)
Years of conflict have torn at the seams of Juba, South Sudan. But the city’s people hold their heads high.

An Afghan War Casualty Looks Back and Wonders Why (Foreign Policy)
Sixteen straight years of war.

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Tom Cotton teaming with Mike Pompeo is a dangerous mix

  WASHINGTON -- Win Without War Director Stephen Miles released the following statement regarding news that the White House wants to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and replace Pompeo with Sen. Tom Cotton: Donald Trump has proven once again that ch[...]

Trump’s continued failure evident in latest North Korea missile test

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