A Kurdish fighter keeps guard while overlooking positions of Islamic State militants near Mosul in northern Iraq (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal).

Opinion

ISIS' Strategy and How to Counter It

September 11, 2014, William McCants

William McCants follows the development of the Islamic State from its roots as an al-Qa'ida affiliate to its current status as the leader of the global jihad. He argues that ISIS's ideas and legitimacy can be discredited by taking away their territory and exposing their brutal behavior.

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