Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror

Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror

A Primer

Book - 2015
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Clear explanations of recent events in the new global War on Terror. The US is back at war. A new version of what was once known as George W. Bush's "global war on terror" has become the central component of American foreign policy. The US/NATO assault on Libya in 2011, thousands of troops on the ground in Iraq, plans to keep combat troops in Afghanistan, drone wars rising in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere--and now new air wars are underway against ISIS and others in Iraq, Syria and perhaps beyond. In this newest addition to Interlink's wide-ranging Understanding Global Issues series, Phyllis Bennis asks and answers the basic questions facing so many Americans: What is ISIS? Why are they so violent? Should Obama have kept troops in Iraq? Is ISIS the same as al-Qaeda? Can you really go to war against terror? How should the US respond to ISIS violence? What dangers lie ahead? Without jargon, in an easy-to-use Frequently Asked Questions format, Bennis sorts through the hype to get to the root of this newest edition of the continuing global war on terror.
Publisher: Northampton, MA :, Olive Branch Press,, 2015.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781566560948
1566560942
Branch Call Number: 363.325 BE
Characteristics: vii, 215 pages ; 21 cm.

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Nov 23, 2015

Detailed and insightful. The question/answer format (as opposed to the more typical chapter style) is a very helpful means to understand a range of complex concepts.

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