June 16, 2014

America's Mideast Delusions

Flynt & Hillary Leverett, The National Interest

The Associated Press

The rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria underscores the failure of America’s political class to devise an effective and sustainable strategy for the country after 9/11.

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TAGGED: United States, Syria, Iraq, Middle East, ISIS, Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham, Iran

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