U.S. Weighs Options as ISIS Makes Gains in Iraq

Jun 17, 2015

The militant group ISIS continues to make gains in Iraq, taking several major cities, despite U.S. air strikes. That’s prompted heated debate over what this country should do next.  We’ll look into the options now under consideration, including President Obama’s plan to ramp up military assistance there.


  • Daniel Benjamin director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. He also served as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department.
  • Denise Natali Minerva Fellow at the Center for Strategic Research in the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.