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It’s Time for Trump to Tell America His Plan to Knock Out ISIS
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It’s Time for Trump to Tell America His Plan to Knock Out ISIS

Author Hardin Lang argues that President Donald Trump must be more clear and answer three questions in regards to his counter-Islamic State strategy.

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  • Hardin Lang

President Donald Trump promised a new strategy for defeating the Islamic State, or ISIS, in his first month in office. But 100 days into his administration, Trump’s strategy remains missing in action. Instead, Trump has largely clung to the Obama game plan with some notable modifications.

Trump’s most significant change from the Obama administration’s blueprint has been to ratchet up direct action against ISIS, mainly from the air and to a lesser extent on the ground. But these are merely tactical tweaks. The American people and U.S. partners are left with more questions than answers as to how Trump and his administration intend to prosecute the counter-ISIS campaign.

The above excerpt was originally published in Fortune. Click here to view the full article.

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Hardin Lang

Senior Fellow