Best Defense

An imaginative response to ISIS: Give Sunnis autonomy (and the will to fight)

Jill Carroll has a good piece in War on the Rocks that argues that to get Iraqi Sunnis to fight ISIS, first give them autonomy. This makes sense to me. I might be missing something, but it feels to me like the beginning of a strategy.

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Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally appeared on September 8, 2014.

Jill Carroll has a good piece in War on the Rocks that argues that to get Iraqi Sunnis to fight ISIS, first give them autonomy. This makes sense to me. I might be missing something, but it feels to me like the beginning of a strategy.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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