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Special Commentary – Fighting the “Islamic State”: The Case for U.S. Ground Forces

Author: Dr. David E. Johnson

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Abstract: This article argues counterinsurgency wars are not analogous to the challenges presented by the Islamic State. The United States needs to accept the nature of the war it is in, and undertake a clear and comprehensive assessment of the means necessary for strategic success. Such an assessment will make apparent the need to commit US ground combat forces.