Tagged: Military Intervention
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and the regional challenges it faces on PBS NewsHour.
"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.
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.
The U.S. could turn to aid, arms embargo, and engaging foes.
Not taking military action isn’t the same thing as doing nothing.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
Phyllis Bennis responds to President Obama's announcement that there will be possible airstrikes in Iraq on Democracy Now!
Five steps the U.S. can take in Iraq without going back to war.
Tamron Hall discusses the latest developments in Syria with Phyllis Bennis and others on MSNBC's NewsNation.