Carpet-bomb ISIS? Terrorism calls for longer-term approach 

WASHINGTON — The terrorist attacks in Brussels this week brought out a desire for a quick fix to Islamist radicalism – particularly among Republican presidential candidates – and for President Obama to get much faster to the “destroy” part of his “defeat and ultimately destroy” strategy for dealing with the Islamic State.Yet as appealing as the idea of an overwhelming military offensive that finishes off Islamic State power bases might be, most counterterrorism experts specializing in Islamist extremism caution that a one-and-done blitz of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Iraq, and in Libya would only temporarily address the problem.And in the long run, it could very well make matters worse – a lesson some say the United States has learned from recent experience in Iraq.

Source: Carpet-bomb ISIS? Terrorism calls for longer-term approach – CSMonitor.com

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