This week, the Pentagon gave President Trump its best-laid plans to accomplish his campaign promise to accelerate the crushing of ISIS. The Obama Administration already had ISIS on the run, and destruction of the "caliphate" is thought to be inevitable. What would it cost the US to speed up the process? Arming the Kurds could mean trouble with Turkey. Syria’s civil war might continue. US casualties might be unacceptable to the American public. We find out what options the President is likely to be considering and the consequences of going too far, too fast for political reasons.
The defeat of ISIS: Not if… but when
Gordon Lubold - Wall Street Journal - @glubold, Andrew Exum - The Atlantic - @exumam, Stephen Biddle - George Washington University / Council on Foreign Relations - @ElliottSchoolGW, Laura Rozen - Al-Monitor - @lrozen