RT America -- March 17, 2017

US may officially declare war on ISIS
GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seeking to start a new, official war against Islamic State, known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Though the US has been fighting IS in a few countries, they've been doing so through a so-called "advise and assist" capacity. The last time an AUMF was issued was in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. Former US diplomat Jim Jatras joins RT America's Manila Chan to discuss.

Israel is ‘acting as air power for ISIS’ – investigative journalist
A total of four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning and hit “a military target” near Palmyra, according to the Syrian army. While Syrian forces say they shot down one of the jets and damaged another, Israel claims that none were harmed. Investigative journalist Rania Khalek joins RT America’s Manila Chan to offer her analysis of the incident and to discuss the Western sanctions that have wrecked Syria's economy and crippled humanitarian aid there.