Six steps to defeating ISIS without bombing Iraq or Syria

Military attacks are wrong, illegal in international law, immoral because of civilian casualties, a distraction from diplomacy, and make real solutions impossible.

By Phyllis Bennis | 12 September 2014

President Obama is right: There is no military solution. Military actions will not set the stage for political solutions; they will prevent those solutions from taking hold. Escalating military actions against this violent extremist organization is not going to work. Continue reading