We Can’t Have it Both Ways In Iraq

"If we’re not prepared to devise a coherent strategy aimed at defeating ISIS, then no amount of advisors or air strikes will make a difference in the long run. ISIS will simply watch and wait."

The President made his political career on answering that question with an emphatic “No.” We can’t have it both ways. Which is it now, Mr. President?

Phillip Lohaus is a Research Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. 

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