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.
SOTU: Really, Mr. President?
January 26, 2011 - The Iraq War isn't wrapping up, the Afghanistan War is failing, and we can't afford either one. If we are ever going to find 15 million jobs, we need to end the wars and cut military spending. By Phyllis Bennis
What if Jared Loughner Were a Muslim Arab Immigrant?
January 19, 2011 - What if the alleged gunman wasn't named Jared Loughner but instead was named Ali Mohammed? By Phyllis Bennis
Obama's Afghanistan Review: A Whitewash of a Disastrous Occupation
December 24, 2010 - According to the Obama administration, nothing can happen in the U.S. war in Afghanistan that doesn’t mean good news. By Phyllis Bennis and Kevin Martin
WikiLeaks: War, Diplomacy & Ban ki-Moon's Toothbrush
December 1, 2010 - The Wikileaks documents demonstrate that U.S. diplomacy is not being used to find alternatives to war, but rather pursued in the interests of illegal wars. By Phyllis Bennis, published in The Huffington Post
Wikileaks Shows No "New Mind-Set" in US Foreign Policy
November 30, 2010 - IPS expert Phyllis Bennis says that with Hillary Clinton ordering spying on UN leaders, Bush style politics are still around. By Phyllis Bennis