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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

After Daesh?

For John, BLUFWhat is beyond the next ridge?  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Soufan Group we have a review on "Defeating the Islamic State"The Soufan Group is headed by former FBI Agent Ali Soufan. Here is the Bottom Line Up Front:
  • The tremendous effort required to topple the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq will pale compared to the effort necessary to prevent its return
  • The end of 2015 sees the Islamic State in worse shape than at the start of the year, but the group’s defeat in the long term is far less certain
  • Destroying the Islamic State militarily will prove inadequate towards addressing the local divisions and regional sectarianism that fueled its rise
  • There must be clear paths for moderates in Syria, Iraq, and other conflict zones to deliver tangible improvements following military victory over extremist groups.
The first bullet should be the one to attract our most attention.  Which of the Candidates for President has mentioned this little problem?

Regards  —  Cliff

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