August 27, 2014

What ISIS Learned from the U.S. About War

Brian Castner, Washington Post

The Associated Press

We’re caught in a revenge cycle with a death cult, and it’s redefining modern warfare. The horrific murder of journalist James Foley is case in point. Once, hitting targets of opportunity or instituting a propaganda campaign were peripheral to massed armies killing each other in trenches and cities and jungles. To win, one country crushed another’s will to fight by destroying the widest possible number of targets: fleets, soldiers, cities.

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TAGGED: United States, Syria, Iraq, ISIS, Islamic State

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