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The Death Of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was A Great Victory, But...

With Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead it is probably safe to leave others to mop-up the scattered remnants of ISIS and hold the territory once occupied by the Islamic State. So, let’s savor the victory, and praise our military, but let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that killing al-Baghdadi ends the war political Islam, and Iran in particular, have declared on the West.

Every Mistake Causes Washington to Intervene in the Middle East Again

It is impossible to predict the exact outcome of Washington’s newest military intervention in the Middle East. But experience suggests that new problems created will generate pressure for new interventions in coming years. Reuters Exclusive: U.S. may significantly hike number of troops in Iraq, link at the end of this article!

Obama’s New War Puts Americans At Risk: ISIL’s Neighbors Should Defeat The Caliphate

President Obama is continuing Washington’s policy of endless war in the Middle East.  Only local governments can create stability.  They must adopt economic and political reforms to satisfy discontented publics, nurture popular loyalties to thwart triumphal ideological and theological movements, and employ competent militaries to suppress security threats.