REUTERS/Azad Lashkari - A tank belonging to Kurdish peshmerga troops fire at Islamic State (IS) militant positions from the frontline in Khazer August 14, 2014.

Opinion

Hawks Exaggerate Islamic State Threat to the United States

August 17, 2014, Daniel Benjamin

Despite some recent alarmist fears, the militant group calling itself the Islamic State is not a huge, menacing threat to the United States, argues Daniel Benjamin. If in the future IS joins forces with Yemeni bomb makers, threat levels will rise, but for now, he writes, dealing with ISIS requires local partners, and in this case, a united group of Iraqis.

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