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Causality Collisions: Why Special Operations Forces Remain the Best Weapon to Defeat ISIS in Syria | Modern War Institute
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Causality Collisions: Why Special Operations Forces Remain the Best Weapon to Defeat ISIS in Syria | Modern War Institute

Taking meaningful action against a challenging problem requires first and foremost an understanding of the cause-and-effect relationships that characterize the challenge. While that statement might be so obvious as to border on platitude, inaccurately assessing those relationships has proven to derail more than a few US efforts to come to grips with strategic security challenges. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer today than in the struggles that US policymakers have had in crafting a coherent strategy to defeat ISIS. Like the comically overweight character in the Austin Powers film who declared, “I eat because I’m unhappy, I’m unhappy because I eat,” defense planners have wrestled with the question of whether ISIS’s

Source: Causality Collisions: Why Special Operations Forces Remain the Best Weapon to Defeat ISIS in Syria – Modern War Institute