Regions / Iraq
If we continue to think about the Islamic State as a force to be fought on the battlefield, its second year will be worse than its first.
Why the latest increase in military presence by the U.S. in the region is doomed to fail
Even as Obama admits there's no military solution in Iraq, the Pentagon is pouring more U.S. troops and weapons into its floundering war on the Islamic State.
Phyllis Bennis argues that collateral damage from military strikes and corrupt governance are only strengthening the Islamic State
Decades of U.S. support for military action by Iraqi governments increase sectarian divide and causes further devastation in the Middle East.
Many suggest two options for U.S. handling of ISIS — go to war or do nothing — the same choice offered by George W. Bush in regards to the Iraq War.
The Blackwater case came to a close this week with sentences for four of its former guards. What is the status on measures of accountability for private military contractors today?
"What we're looking at right now is the possibility of changing the U.S.' uncritical support of Israel — for the first time," says Phyllis Bennis on Al Jazeera.
President Obama’s requests from Congress to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State. Phyllis Bennis joins MSNBC's The Last Word to discuss the authorization and Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress.
The Obama administration wants a rubber stamp on its unwise, unlimited, and unauthorized new war in the Middle East. It shouldn't get it.