August 22, 2014 | Quote

U.S. options for retribution are limited in the wake of James Foley’s murder

The focus must be on long-term emasculation of ISIS, said Daveed Gartenstein-Ross,a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

“The first thing is to arrest its momentum and we're doing that to some extent,” he said. “That's what the airstrikes are designed to do.”

Then, he said, the U.S. must help the growing enemies of ISIS via arms, money and intelligence, while consulting with the government representatives of key groups in a truly collaborative and sensitive manner.
“We have to help its enemies fight it and fracture its fragile and disappearing coalition,” he said.



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