Regions / Syria
After less than two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense, what progress did Chuck Hagel make on the withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Pentagon budget, and the rise of the Islamic State?
Phyllis Bennis delves into the context of the U.S.-ISIS Crisis, addressing what is ISIS and why are they considered such a threat, why the Obama administration going back to war in Iraq and Syria, and whether this U.S. war helping the Syrian regime.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and the regional challenges it faces on PBS NewsHour.
More troops will mean "more violence for Iraqis and Syrians" and will not "make us any safer here at home."
"This was a report looking back at examples where arming rebel troops worked — and the best [the CIA] could come up with was Afghanistan in the 1980s," says Phyllis Bennis.
Phyllis Bennis addresses the Westchester Peace Action Coalition on crises such as Ebola, ISIS, and renewed wars in the Middle East.
Obama has been right — in rhetoric — about one thing: there is no military solution to defeating the Islamic State.
The Obama administration’s war plans in Iraq and Syria are illegal, ill-conceived, and destined to fail. Here's what the U.S.—and you—can do instead.
Obama is more than willing to stand up against the Islamic State. Too bad he wasn't willing to stand up to his hawkish critics.
The U.S. could turn to aid, arms embargo, and engaging foes.