The Islamic State Of The Middle East

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ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is also known as ISIL, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The Levant refers to a larger region of the Middle East, therefore involving more countries other than Syria. President Obama refers to this malicious, relentless terrorist group as such due to their threat in multiple areas in the Middle East. This truly establishes the multitude of the presence of ISIS in this area. However, ISIS refuses to limit the countries in their path of destruction to simply the Middle East, but has made convincing threats to America, namely the members of our armed forces, (“Beheading Video Sends Brutal Message”) and the American population in general. ISIS pursued their threats to maintain and sustain growth of their caliphate by the killing of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff. This has certainly caused America to consider the level of seriousness of ISIS and determine the extensiveness of their plans. The United States plays a pivotal role in limiting the power and harm inflicted on its own population, as well as the global population by this terrorist group. An effective course of action must be taken against this group to ensure the safety of our citizens. The United States should primarily seek to utilize their armed forces as opposed to air strikes to successfully eliminate ISIS, and must engage with ISIS in order to ensure its demise for the safety of the global population. While air strikes can seem
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