Douglas Ollivant

New America Foundation

Guest

Senior fellow with the New America Foundation and a senior vice president for strategy with Mantid, a strategic consulting firm helping Iraqis with development plans; retired Lieutenant Colonel with the US Army and former chief of plans for American forces in Iraq

Douglas Ollivant on KCRW

After first calling it "collateral damage," then then saying that Afghan forces needed support against the resurgent Taliban, the US has admitted it ordered a deadly air-attack on a…

The US in Afghanistan and the Rules of War

After first calling it "collateral damage," then then saying that Afghan forces needed support against the resurgent Taliban, the US has admitted it ordered a deadly air-attack on a…

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Airstrikes by the US and other countries have not yet slowed advances by the so-called Islamic State–ISIS or ISIL.

The Islamic State Is Making Advances Despite Air Strikes

Airstrikes by the US and other countries have not yet slowed advances by the so-called Islamic State–ISIS or ISIL.

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The "surge" of US military forces in Iraq has reduced the level of violence, as promised.

An End to the Civil War in Iraq?

The "surge" of US military forces in Iraq has reduced the level of violence, as promised.

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