June 15, 2014

The U.S. Must Put Out This Fire

Frederick Kagan, NY Daily News

The Associated Press

Iraq is burning, and the United States of America is watching. The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, a radical Islamist group more commonly called ISIS, has made good its name. It already governs Raqqah Province in Syria and has now seized Mosul, Tikrit and parts of Kirkuk and Samarra in Iraq. It has deployed hundreds of fighters as conventional forces and defeated the Iraqi military in the north, seizing vehicles and weapons while continuing on its path to Baghdad. It is no longer a terrorist group. It is becoming a nascent state with a small army.

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TAGGED: Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham, United States, Iraq

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