"Fighters returning from the frontlines, brutalized by the ravages of war and potentially suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, may prove incapable of easily slipping back into their respective host societies."
"Algeria has begun to come out of its shell, and the country is weighing in on political and security developments in neighboring countries..."
"No one should be under the illusion that the operations will finish after a few more weeks or that the targets will be as open and easy to find as they were on the first three nights of operations."
While Tehran seems to be in a much better position now than it was even a year ago, it should not overestimate its position.
ISIS’ path to prominence—from amassing large amounts of territory and taking on all challengers—lies in its choice of arms and tactics.
"The French demonstrated that modern military forces can defeat—often fairly handily—insurgent groups that seek to fight like conventional forces."
"Containment will not destroy ISIS; that is a task that only the people of the region can accomplish. But containment will buy time..."
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