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.
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