RT America -- June 30, 2015

US applying more force against ISIS won’t change Middle East – Chris Hedges

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges says that America’s continued use of military power and violence has done more harm than good in the battle against the Islamic State [formerly known as ISIS/ISIL]. He also gives his opinion on what has been behind ISIS’ continual growth to RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky following the group’s first year of control in the region.

NSA allowed to resume bulk data collection on Americans

The National Security Agency’s bulk data collection program is back in business, thanks to a Foreign Intelligence Security Act (FISA) Court ruling on Monday. The NSA is now free to sweep up Americans’ metadata once again. RT’s Marina Portnaya tells Manila Chan about the resumption of the controversial surveillance program.