Middle East

Topics: United States, Iraq War, Islam Pages: 2 (382 words) Published: October 19, 2014


Currently the biggest problem in the Middle East is the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, also known as ISIS. This Muslim extremist group has be-headed three international journalist, two of them being United States citizens. They are looking to militarize radical Islamic followers and re-establish a radical Muslim rule in Iraq and Syria. Recently an allied international force, headed by the United States, has joined forces to stop ISIS from growing and gaining a stronger foothold in the Middle East. The recent international action taken against ISIS has made me think that we may be entering into a new war against radical extremists. Obama was quoted recently in a press conference saying, "We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq,” Obama said in a recent press conference. NATO and the UN have joined forces along with many countries throughout the world to stop the spread of this terror group. I think the recent airstrikes throughout the region are pushing ISIS to retreat but, I also believe that a stronger ground defense should be utilized to deter further advancements by ISIS throughout Syria and Iraq. Recently, France has launched several airstrikes on high-value ISIS targets and they were successful. However, it is hard to combat this force because they are very illusive and know the regions very well. I think that “boots on the ground” will be the most successful way in combating this group because we can bring the fight directly to them, instead of operating strictly from the air, launching our attacks from our fighter jets. Having military personnel on the ground is crucial in deterring and stopping ISIS. The United States next move in fighting this terror group, in my opinion should be to send American soldiers and other military groups to fight on the ground. Ultimately, I think this fight will come down to the presidential order by...
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