Beating of the War Drums Intensifies: Full-Scale War Will Be Required to Defeat ISIS
Business Insider reports:
“This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated,” General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, America's top military officer, told a press briefing this week that the mere existence of ISIS is clearly a problem that had to be addressed.
The question now is how.
Demspey noted that destroying ISIS will require "the application of all of the tools of [U.S.] national power — diplomatic, economic, information, military."
In fact, as counterterrorism expert Brian Fishman explained, truly defeating ISIS would require full-scale war that would involve fighting in both Iraq and Syria.