“There is no military response to terrorism. President Obama says that over and over again. It’s time we held him accountable to his own words,” Phyllis Bennis told Democracy Now!
The U.S. has announced it will send 560 more troops to Iraq to fight ISIS, but no preparations have been made to take care of the civilians that will have their city destroyed, Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network.
After 15 years of U.S. occupation in Afghanistan, the Taliban controls more territory than at any point since the U.S. invasion that overthrew them in 2001, Phyllis Bennis tells Press TV.
“First, do no harm,” Phyllis Bennis tells Campaign For America’s Future. If we want to defeat ISIS, we must “Stop the drone attacks. Stop the air strikes.”
IPS’s Phyllis Bennis tells Common Dreams that the kind of bombings these officials are calling for is very dangerous and further antagonizing Russia will do nothing to bring peace to the Syrian people.