MILITARY DEFEAT ‘WILL NOT ELIMINATE’ ISIS AS A FORCE, AMBASSADOR WARNS CONGRESS

Homeland Security Today on 28th May reported that while Islamic State teeters on the brink of military defeat in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group still poses significant threats around the world, according to former Ambassador Ryan Crocker and other experts who testified before the US House Committee on Homeland Security.  He warned that iIf the Iraqis can get the politics right, with help, the military-terrorist threat ISIS has posed can be contained. If the politics are not right, we will be facing new security challenges in the region and at home. While the ISIS threat has waned in Syria, one expert testified that the terror group stays alive partly because the US has lost the support of Syrian Kurds, who have been forced to turn their attention from battling the terrorist group to defending their brethren from airstrikes launched by the Turkish government.

https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/counterterrorism/military-defeat-will-not-eliminate-isis-as-force-ambassador-warns-congress/

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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