Posts Tagged: Iraq
Iran is the linchpin of security in the Middle East.
Alternatives exist to airstrikes and boots on the ground when dealing with a threat such as the Islamic State.
But a state other than the United States might be a better choice to assume operational leadership.
Contradictory U.S. policies, as with Al Qaeda a generation ago, have aided and abetted the development of the Islamic State.
The expansion of the Islamic State is not a problem for the United States to solve alone.
The spirit of Saddam Hussein lives on in the Islamic State.
IS, formerly ISIS, elicits cult-like behavior in its followers and those it conquers.
Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has driven Sunnis into the arms of ISIS.
From providing relief for trapped Yazidis to supporting a potential new Iraqi unity government.
ISIS is intent on forming its own state, but it may turn to international terrorism next.