August 26, 2014
How the U.S., Its Allies & Its Enemies All Made ISIS
Zack Beauchamp, Vox
The Associated Press
Who is to blame for the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? The group's stunning military advances in Iraq and Syria have, together, built the most important safe haven for Islamic extremists since Taliban-held Afghanistan, and possibly ever. So it is important to understand where ISIS came from — and how it got so strong.