The US Leads an Arab War on Terror; How Committed Are They?

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President Obama has assembled a coalition against the Islamic State that includes 5 Arab countries—which could face internal backlash from sympathizers with extremist jihadists. You can’t bomb an ideology, and, there’s already support on social media for jihadist groups—including ISIL, the so-called Islamic State. Is “soft power” more important than bombing--especially to win the hearts and minds of young Muslims worldwide?

Credits

Guests:
Borzou Daragahi - BuzzFeed News - @borzou, Shashank Bengali - Africa Correspondent, McClatchy newspapers, Ryan Crocker - Texas A&M University, Farah Pandith - Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; former special representative to Muslim Communities - @Farah_Pandith

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Caitlin Shamberg, Claire Martin