Sunday, November 29, 2015

ISIS in Afghanistan

ISIS in Afghanistan. It has been less than two years when the Islamic State (call it ISIS, ISIL, whatever) took control of parts of Iraq and Syria in quick fashion. Since then the groups influence has spread to other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, ISIS is gaining a foothold in Afghanistan as well. Three experts comment on ISIS in Afghanistan. James Cunningham (U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2012 to late 2014), Anand Gopal (author of books on Afghanistan), and Vanda Felbab-Brown (senior fellow at the Brookings Institution). Read "ISIS is in Afghanistan, But Who Are They Really?", FRONTLINE, November 17, 2015.

How to Fight ISIS - 4 Tips. General McChrystal, former head of JSOC, cdr of Ranger Regiment, and ISAF commander, is someone who actually knows how to fight terrorists. Here is an article on the topic from Fall 2014. He provides four tips on fighting ISIS. (The Havoc Journal, September 14, 2014).

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