August 22, 2014

A Five-Step Plan to Destroy the Islamic State

Zalmay Khalilzad, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Defeating IS is important. But achieving it will take time and calls for a long-term humanitarian, political and military strategy, including addressing the underlying sources of Sunni discontent.

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TAGGED: Islamic State, ISIS, Zalmay Khalilzad


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