August 30, 2014

A Second Sunni Awakening?

Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

The Associated Press

What are the strengths of the Islamic State? I posed this question to two deeply knowledgeable observers — a European diplomat and an American former official — and the picture they painted is worrying, although not hopeless. Defeating the group would require a large and sustained strategic effort from the Obama administration, but it could be done without significant numbers of U.S. ground troops.

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TAGGED: Islamic State, ISIS, Iraq, Sunnis

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