Will President Obama’s Plan Stop ISIS? (NPR)


As a guest on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook, Steven Simon, a lecturer in the Department of Government, talks about President Obama’s strategy for taking on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“There isn’t much more that President Obama could have packed into his ISIS strategy, in the absence of boots on the ground,” says Simon. “An air campaign has already shown itself actually to be effective, at least in northern Iraq. … I think in President Obama’s and the administration’s vision, the Iraqi army in Iraq will eventually provide the ground forces that will chip away at ISIS on the ground.”

Listen to the full story, broadcast 9/22/14 on NPR.

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