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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Beating ISIS Won't Be a Picnic

ISIS is resilient, innovative, and dug in.  So far, US efforts have helped trim them at the margins, but we haven't been able to land decisive blows.  Our attempt to train a moderate force to confront ISIS have failed miserably.  Air strikes have punished ISIS and reduced its personnel, but they can't dislodge ISIS forces from territory.

David Ignatius rightly points out here Long war against ISIS  that so far no one is leveling with the American people just how costly it will be to defeat ISIS.  Or what defeat really means.
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