Steve Aftergood: CRS on The Islamic State

04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Wild Cards, 09 Terrorism, 10 Transnational Crime, Civil Society, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, Ineptitude, IO Deeds of War, Military, Officers Call, Peace Intelligence
Steven Aftergood
Steven Aftergood

CRS on Islamic State and US Policy

Phi Beta Iota: The CRS report is superb on the facts in relation to the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) if one assumes they are an autonomous entity.  It falls severely short in failing to inform Congress on the culpability of elements of the US Government (CIA, State, Pentagon), Saudi Arabia, and Turkey as well as Israel, Qatar, and Iraq, in creating ISIS, nurturing ISIS, and protecting ISIS.

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