How to Fight a Real War on ISIS

(Commentary) Max Boot - As long as the Islamic State continues to administer a "caliphate" - a functioning state - it will continue to serve as inspiration and training ground for jihadists. The fact that Paris has been hit twice this year with terrible terrorist attacks - the Charlie Hebdo attack was in January - shows what everyone already knows: that it is impossible to stop terrorism with a purely defensive strategy. The only way to diminish the threat is to go on the offensive. The writer is a Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

2015-11-19 00:00:00

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