October 09, 2014

ISIS gains raise doubts about strategy

By David W. Barno, and USA (Ret.)

Source: The Hill

Journalist(s) Kristina Wong

Officials say U.S.-led airstrikes are not stopping the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from gaining ground in Iraq and Syria, raising questions as to whether President Obama’s strategy against the terrorist group is working. 

Defense officials have admitted the Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria could also fall to ISIS, even as the U.S. has increased airstrikes around the besieged town that is home to as many as 400,000 Kurds. 

The U.S. has used bombers, fighter jets and drones to conduct at least 37 airstrikes in and around Kobani, but has not succeeded in stopping the group’s advance there since airstrikes began in Syria several weeks ago.

Read the full article at The Hill.

  • David W. Barno

  • USA (Ret.)