August 27, 2014

The Making of a Mideast Disaster

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

ISIS grew through American weakness — the setting of objectives and red lines in Syria that proved vacuous. But the deepest American and Western defeat has been ideological. As Hussain said, “If you don’t have a concerted strategy to undermine their narrative, their values, their worldview, you are not going to succeed. Everyone in society has to take on the challenge.”

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TAGGED: Islamic State, ISIS

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