In the aftermath of the latest bombings in Europe, US officials say progress is being made toward destroying the Islamic State. But even as they're being taken out, ISIS leaders are quickly replaced, and ISIS reportedly trains 1000 potential terrorists every month. Is it time to re-think Western reliance on military action, which appears to intensify Islamic resentment and anger? Will the danger continue until Muslim societies first recognize and then address the grievances only they can resolve?
Can ISIS Be Destroyed by the West?
- NY Times on how ISIS built its machinery of terror under Europe's gaze
- Ignatius on how Europeans can build the security structures they need
- Ignatius on the costs of Obama's Syria policy
- Bacevich's 'America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History'
- Speckhard's 'Undercover Jihadi: Inside the Toronto 18 - Al Qaeda Inspired, Homegrown Terrorism in the West'
- David Ignatius - Washington Post / Harvard's Kennedy School of Government - @IgnatiusPost
- Andrew Bacevich - President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and professor emeritus, Boston University.
- Andrew Tabler - Washington Institute for Near East Policy - @andrewtabler
- Anne Speckhard - Georgetown University School of Medicine - @AnneSpeckhard