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Weapons of Mass Destruction

REUTERS/Social Media - An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media on August 25, 2015 purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

Opinion

Islamic State and weapons of mass destruction: A future nightmare?

January 28, 2016, John McLaughlin

When it comes to the intelligence profession, surprise is the ultimate enemy—and surprise just happens to be the Islamic State’s specialty. As much as we should resist mongering fear, it behooves us to imagine what surprises are yet to come and whether ISIS could take it up yet another notch.

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