August 26, 2014

The Islamic State's Home-Field Advantage

Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

5 reasons why an expanded mission to strike James Foley's killers in Syria won't work. And why it's going to happen anyway.

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TAGGED: Islamic State, ISIS, Syria, Iraq


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Don't BS the American People About ISIS
Brian Fishman, War on the Rocks
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War Is Upon Us -- Do We Want to Win?
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Iraq is a bloody mess. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has extended its hold from eastern Syria into western and northern Iraq, massacring Shi’ites, Christians and Yazidis wherever it can. Meanwhile in Baghdad there has... more ››
August 22, 2014
Stopping the Worst People on Earth
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August 15, 2014
Why Is the Islamic State Beheading People?
Shashank Joshi, Telegraph
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August 22, 2014
An Emirate Made Up of Thugs
Toronto Star
The Islamic State “caliphate” on the Syria/Iraq border, carved out of the power vacuums and chaos that have engulfed the region in recent years, is an emirate of thugs. more ››