The Paris attacks sadly prove again that the West is losing the fight against al Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS). Al Qaeda’s branches and partners have increased the territory they control in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and North Africa, and ISIS continues to expand globally despite US-led airstrikes.
There is a better way forward than the current failing strategies. A major AEI report, “A Global Strategy for Combating al Qaeda and the Islamic State,” proposes the ideological, security, diplomatic, economic, and political components of a comprehensive, global US strategy to degrade the extremists’ capabilities until they are unable to carry out a mass-casualty attack on the United States or its allies.
Please join AEI for the public release of this important report and a conversation between Ret. General Michael T. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Frederick W. Kagan that will detail the necessary courses of action to defeat al Qaeda and the Islamic State.
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