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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.

Revealed: Why U.S. Air Force F-15s Can't Defend Turkey from Russia

U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles operating out of Turkey’s Incirlik air force base are not cleared to defend Ankara’s airspace even if confronted by Russian or Syrian warplanes. The Boeing-built air superiority fighters were originally deployed to the NATO base—which is relatively close to the Syrian border in Adana—because of increased Russian air activity near the border.

No New Strategies Were Delivered in Obama’s Address on ISIS

President Barack Obama clearly meant to convey the seriousness of the situation we currently face as a nation from the terrorist group known as the Islamic State (ISIS) by delivering his third address to the nation from the Oval Office Sunday night. The address, however, did not contain any new strategy, or any new ideas, about how to defeat a group that has in quick succession downed a Russian airliner and killed one-hundred-and-thirty people in the heart of Paris and fourteen in San Bernardino, the largest terrorist attack in our homeland since Sept.

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