The Real Challenge When It Comes to Destroying the Islamic State

September 16, 2014 Topic: ISISTerrorismCounterinsurgency Region: IraqUnited States

The Real Challenge When It Comes to Destroying the Islamic State

"It’s best to remember that strategy involves more than choices about which weapons are best and who should wield them."

 

Rajan Menon is the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Professor of Political Science at the Colin Powell School, City College of New York/City University of New York, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Senior Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia.

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