A President Makes a Call to Arms Against ISIS, But Who Is Answering?
After the bloody terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, French President François Hollande declared war on the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. But although he employed tougher rhetoric, Hollande didn’t necessarily make an about-face in French counterterrorism policy.
“The objective is clear, Daesh must be destroyed,” Hollande told his Defense Council the day after the attacks.
In the weeks that followed, the French president undertook a marathon transcontinental diplomatic blitz to rally reluctant world leaders against ISIS.