August 31, 2014

Obama Needs New Strategy to Defeat Islamic State, Lawmakers Say

Featuring Michèle Flournoy

Source: Bloomberg

Lawmakers expressed support for stronger U.S. action against extremists in Iraq and Syria, with both Democrats and Republicans calling on President Barack Obama to formulate a more aggressive strategy against the group known as Islamic State.

“I think it’s very, very serious. We have to have a strategy to deal with it in Syria and Iraq, in this new caliphate, and to prevent that caliphate from expanding,” Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program that aired today.

The Obama administration’s strategy for confronting Islamic State has drawn new attention after reports that the group includes hundreds of members holding U.S. or European passports who could travel back to conduct attacks in their home countries. 

Read the full article at Bloomberg


  • Michèle Flournoy

    Chair, CNAS Board of Directors, Co-founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

    Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, and former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), w...