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.
Response to Juan Cole On Libya
April 1, 2011 - With the military intervention underway, our job now is to make sure it does not escalate into full-scale invasion, and to try to end it as soon as possible. And then to work as hard as we can to support the efforts to consolidate and expand the extraordinary accomplishments of the uprisings of the 2011 Arab Spring, in Libya and the rest of the region. By Phyllis Bennis
Obama's Speech on Libya: Leaving Too Many Questions Unanswered
March 29, 2011 - The attention to military engagement in Libya drowns out the call for negotiations, for accountability, and even for a ceasefire. By Phyllis Bennis
Attack on Libya May Unleash a Long War
March 28, 2011 - Libyan protesters asked for help, but the military attacks they're getting may actually create a whole new set of problems that could last a very long time. By Phyllis Bennis, published in Common Dreams and The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
Phyllis Bennis Discusses The U.N. Attacks On Libya
March 23, 2011 - In this interview for Brainstromin' with Bill Frank, Phyllis Bennis discusses the international actions in Libya and how they are essentially an international declaration of war on the Gaddafi regime. By Phyllis Bennis
Libya Intervention Threatens The Arab Spring
March 22, 2011 - Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of Western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling. By Phyllis Bennis, published in The Mindanao Examiner
The Story Behind the Intervention in Libya
March 22, 2011 - Phyllis Bennis tells GRITtv the story behind the intervention in Libya, who the players are, why this matters, and whether we're in this one too for the long haul. By Phyllis Bennis