August 21, 2014

Is the U.S. About to Ramp Up Against ISIS?

Jacob Siegel, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Since U.S. airstrikes began targeting ISIS on August 7, the group, which had been steadily expanding its territory, has been losing ground in Iraq. Now there are signs indicating that the air campaign could be expanding. If it does, the model for what has worked in northern Iraq—U.S. airpower backing local ground forces—gives a preview of what future operations could look like if they spread to other parts of Iraq.

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TAGGED: ISIS, Islamic State, Iraq, Kurdistan, James Foley


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