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.
TAGGED: Islamic State, ISIS, Iraq, Sunnis