Best Defense

Snap contest: “If we were serious about defeating ISIS, we would ­­­_______”

OK, Best Defenders, here is a snap challenge:

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OK, Best Defenders, here is a snap challenge: Complete the sentence in the headline.

I am not interesting in Trumpish solutions, and I suspect most of you aren’t either. That said, there are many things we could be doing. Yesterday I suggested that if we were serious, we’d help Anonymous attack ISIS. There must be 100 other innovative, asymmetric things we could and should be doing.

Help Uncle Sam out there. It is pretty clear that officialdom is out of ideas. So put something in the suggestion box. Winners (there can be more than one) will get a signed copy of one of my books, if they want one.

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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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