What's Next in Afghanistan?
When Barack Obama ordered the surge of 30,000 troops into Afghanistan in 2009, he stipulated that a withdrawal would begin in July 2011 and continue until completion by 2014. What remains to be determined is how many troops will come home and what the pace of future withdrawal will be.
IPS's Phyllis Bennis debated Retired Army Lt. Col. John Nagl, president of the Center for a New American Security and Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress on the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan.
The Legal Flaws of the Palmer Commission Flotilla Report
September 15, 2011 - The latest United Nations report on last year's lethal flotilla incident ignores crucial facts and makes for a sad day for the global rule of law. By Phyllis Bennis and Richard Falk
Palestine, Israel, and all the Countries the U.S. is at War with after 9/11
September 15, 2011 - September 11 Remembered, U.S. at War Against the World, and the Ongoing Campaign Against Israeli Occupation. By Phyllis Bennis
Letter to the Ed
Protecting Civilians in Libya
September 12, 2011 - Letter to the Editor: The Post was wrong when it described NATO's authority in Libya, based on U.N. Resolution 1973, as "protecting civilians from government forces." By Phyllis Bennis
The Iraq War Isn't Over
September 12, 2011 - With too many Iraqi deaths and too many tax dollars, it's still a "dumb war." By Phyllis Bennis, published in The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) and The (Highland, CA) Community News and The Des Moines (IA) Register
September 11th Didn't Change the World - September 12th Did
September 9, 2011 - The words of IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis following the attacks of September 11th still resonate today, as we examine not only the attacks from al-Qaeda, but the decision by the U.S. to attack Afghanistan less than a month later. By Phyllis Bennis
10 Years after 9/11, Phyllis Bennis says, "September 11th Didn't Change the World. September 12th Did."
September 8, 2011 - “The horrific attacks killed 3,000 people, left hundreds of thousands mourning. But that enormous crime did not – could not – threaten U.S. survival, and it did not destroy U.S. democracy,” said Phyllis Bennis.