military intervention

Is Europe’s New Military ‘Intervention Force’ a Message to Trump?

June 27, 2018

Nine European Union states have signed off on creating a new joint military intervention force. We speak to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell

TRNN Debate: Is Humanitarian Intervention in Syria Justified?

March 6, 2014

David Swanson and Danny Postel debate whether the dire humanitarian situation in Syria justifies limited military intervention

US Lacks Justification for Strike on Syria

September 5, 2013

Michael Ratner: Obama admin’s case for attacking Syria deeply flawed

Bennis: There is No Military Solution to Syria

August 27, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: US policy should emphasize direct diplomacy to negotiate a ceasefire with all sides including Syrian President Bashar Assad, but direct military intervention will lead to more bloodshed and Obama fighting on the side of an Al-Qaeda affiliated organization

Violent Clashes Shake Post-Morsi Egypt

July 5, 2013

Mohamed Elmeshad: Beyond the violence, army and some business elite play interlocked role in bloody clashes

Omar Dahi On Syria

June 19, 2013
Pt 1. Omar Dahi: Despite escalating humanitarian catastrophe, G8 summit failed to advance diplomatic settlement

Did McCain Go to Syria to Sabotage US Russia Negotiations?

May 29, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: McCain’s trip to Syria, his calls for US air strikes and arming rebels with heavy weapons, seems designed to counter Obama plan to negotiate with Russia

Maurice Carney on the Democratic Republic of Congo

May 20, 2013
World Bank head Jim Yong Kim and UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon visit Congo on May 25th, supporting a framework for peace agreement that was engineered by Uganda and Rwanda, Western allies that are accused of backing rebel armies committing war crimes in Congo

Drums Beat for US Military Intervention in Syria but Israel finds a Weakened Assad “Convenient”

May 8, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: The humanitarian disaster in Syria is mostly ignored as external powers vie for position to control outcome of civil war