January 09, 2016

The new US strategy to solve the ISIL puzzle is missing most of its pieces

By Alexander Velez-Green

Source: Quartz

“You don’t know at night who’s going to be coming in through the window,” US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said in Dec. 2015 while speaking about the new US mission to rid the battlefield of ISIL’s top henchmen.

The “specialized expeditionary targeting force,” as the US special operators being sent overseas have been dubbed, are challenged with a mission including finding ISIL leaders, raiding their locations, and collecting intelligence, among other things.

Read the full article in Quartz.

  • Alexander Velez-Green

    Research Associate, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Alexander Velez-Green is a Research Associate with the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program. He specializes in defense, deterrence, and escalation management issues. His...