Experts question public support for ISIL intervention

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Over sixty percent of Australians favor the government’s recent actions in Iraq, a Newspoll poll has found. In recent weeks, the RAAF has been dropping shipments of food, water, weapons and ammunition for those fighting Islamic State militants. This may not be the end. US President Barack Obama is set to release a new “game plan” for Iraq and Syria later this week, and is negotiating for Australia to provide even more air power, as well as some “military advisers”. But experts are questioning these moves. Saying military intervention may be precisely what ISIS wants, and the real answer is diplomacy.

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Tuesday, September 9 2014
Produced By Josh Nicholas
Featured in storyProfessor Greg Barton , Director of the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash UniversityProfessor Anthony Billingsleym, a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of New South Wales
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