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Submitted by myth (Germany), May 22, 2015 at 20:52

In terms of military leadership styles ISIS' approach fits "mission-type tactics". Following this doctrine the leader defines a goal rather than passing detailed orders down the chain of command.

Translated to recent events this means: Intercept a blasphemous event on a tactical level. Communicate to a wider Western audience on an operationel level. Link the action to ISIS on a strategic level. Do what you please from here on.

Military history proves this approach can succeed beyond expectations. However its freedom challenges the detailed and limiting prescriptions of Sharia-law.

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