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The Initial Strategy

Reader comment on item: Criticisms of the U.S.-led Air Campaign against ISIS
in response to reader comment: Airstrikes alone wont do the job !

Submitted by Barry Black (United States), Oct 1, 2014 at 10:01

As you know there are "boots" on the ground----they just aren't US troops. And that is Obama's grand design use friendly forces to reclaim the lost ground, while pounding IS facilities and staging areas----theoretically, it should work.

With success. IS will be relegated to just another footnote in history much as Al Queda is now. But in actuality the name changes, but the philosophy is the same----we just have to demonstrate that recruitment is a death sentence for new Jihadists.

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