RT America -- September 30, 2014

Former Bush administration officials and other political figures are criticizing President Barack Obama’s military plans for dealing with the radical Islamic State group. Saying that airstrikes are not enough to defeat the jihadist militants, many are calling for supplying more arms and training to foreign fighters, although than in a different way than in the past. One such person is Dov Zakheim, former undersecretary of defense for President George W. Bush, who broke down the problems facing the US strategy with RT’s Ameera David.

Protesters flooding the streets of Hong Kong are using a new app called “FireChat” to communicate with other demonstrators. Able to continue operating whether cellular or internet connections are available, the “mesh” technology behind the software allows users to circumvent government efforts to impede civil disobedience. RT’s Ameera David takes a look.