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Military Intervention

PRI's The World

The US is having problems building a coalition to fight ISIS

Friday, September 12, 2014

The US is having some issues mobilizing a coalition in its new war on the militants of ISIS. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been traveling in the Middle East and says he has support from 10 Arab nations, but what that support actually means is uncertain.

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PRI's The World

Can the US 'destroy' ISIS without American ground troops?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama has committed the US to war with the Islamist militants of ISIS, but he has also limited his military options. Newsweek's Middle East editor thinks the effort might be too little, too late.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Day After Primary Day; Syria Developments; 9/11 Memorials

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Primary day is behind us. WNYC’s Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin discuss the vote and the results of city-wide and local races, then Columbia University professor Ester Fuchs and Fordham professor Christina Greer talk about what the voting blocs tell us about the next round this election season. Plus: Slate’s Fred Kaplan discusses the President’s address to the nation on Syria last night. And we hear from listeners on which area 9/11 memorials strike the right note for them 12 years later.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Day Before Primary Day; Rep. Israel on Syria; Gramsci in The Bronx

Monday, September 09, 2013

It’s T-1 until the primary. WNYC’s Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah of Capital New York preview the mayoral primary and other city-wide races, and discuss how political groups are trying to influence the outcomes. Then, as the debate over intervention in Syria continues, PBS’ Hari Sreenivasan talks about impending votes in Congress; Rep. Steve Israel, discusses his views. Plus: a discussion about a public art installation in The Bronx.

The Takeaway

Rationalizing Humanitarian Warfare

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

When America intervened in Libya, we were told we were doing so for humanitarian reasons. President Obama declared some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as president, I refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.” This sounds like as noble a reason as any to commit the nation to a military engagement; but, is it a realistic one?

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The Takeaway

Libya: How to Intervene?

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The debate continues over how the international community should respond to events in Libya, where Col. Moammar Gadhafi has been killing rebel forces and Libyan civilians. There are, of course, many risks to imposing a no-fly zone, which would a significant military commitment in the region and, already, some high-level military officials have warned against that. But more and more people in Washington and in the Middle East are seeing a distressing scenario in Libya that calls for intervention. Is a no-fly zone the best way to intervene?

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