News Release

Media Advisory: Could U.S. and Russia Clash Over Syria?

[See video of news conference here]

News conference at National Press Club calling for end to U.S. warplanes over Syria

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, RootsAction.org

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.

Sponsors include a coalition of six organizations: Veterans For Peace, The Nation magazine, RootsAction.org, Watchdog.net, World Beyond War, Daily Kos.