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 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.
Headlines or Not, the Iraq War is Not Over
September 7, 2011 - One month without U.S. military deaths does little to undo the damage of thousands of Iraqu lives lost in this "dumb" war. By Phyllis Bennis
[VIDEO] Is NATO Intervention Illegitimate?
August 29, 2011 - NATO intervention goes far beyond UN resolution and sets a dangerous precedent, IPSer argues on this segment on the Real News Network. By Phyllis Bennis