The Lawfare Podcast

Lawfare Podcast Episode #80: CrISIS in Iraq

By Ritika Singh
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 2:00 PM

Brookings Senior Fellows Kenneth Pollack, Suzanne Maloney, and Michael O’Hanlon discussed the evolving security crisis in Iraq on Thursday at a Brookings event entitled "Iraq in Crisis: What Options Does Washington Have?" On Lawfare, we debate whether Article II or the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs give the President the authority to use force against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria---but how wise a policy would military involvement even be? And how does cooperation on terrorism with Iran and the Gulf states factor into an American response to Iraq’s security crisis? The panel examined these questions, and a variety of others. Tamara Wittes introduced the speakers and moderated the discussion.