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Default Weakened Militarily, ISIS Still Has Power to Sow Mayhem

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A new thread as President Trump may pursue ISIS / Daesh differently. So some posts from 2017 will be moved here.

Old threads will be closed. The main threads were:

1) Beyond the frontline: watching ISIS
With 220 posts and 142k views.

2) ISIS: an essential reading collection
With 20 posts and 47.7k views.

3) Foreign fighters in Iraq & Syria
With 39 posts and 24k views.

Direct combat with ISIS appears in the current Iraq and Syrian war threads. A few other threads exist and are not suitable for merging:

a) Iraq: Out of the desert into Mosul (closed)

b) A hundred SWJ Blog entries (ends)


Weakened Militarily, ISIS Still Has Power to Sow Mayhem

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Default Pentagon Readies Aggressive ISIS Proposals for Trump

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Obama’s Stark Options on ISIS: Arm Syrian Kurds or Let Trump Decide

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Default Responding to ISIS (after President Trump took office)

A short commentary by RUSI's Rafaello Pantucci, with a sub-title:
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In retreat across Syria and Iraq, will the newer terror group emulate the strategy honed by al-Qaeda?
Link:http://www.newstatesman.com/world/mi...e-will-do-2017
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Default New ISIS Video Shows Them Using Drones to Conduct ‘Airstrikes’ in Mosul

New ISIS Video Shows Them Using Drones to Conduct ‘Airstrikes’ in Mosul

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Default Not ‘Lone Wolves’ After All: How ISIS Is Guiding Terror Plots From Afar

Not ‘Lone Wolves’ After All: How ISIS Is Guiding Terror Plots From Afar

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Default Media weapons [can] actually be more potent than atomic bombs

Charlie Winter under the auspices of ICSR @ Kings War Studies is the author of a report 'Media Jihad: The Islamic State's Doctrine for Information Warfare'.

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The King’s College report draws many of its conclusions from an Islamic State propaganda guidebook that surfaced online last year. Called “Media Operative, You Are a Mujahid, Too,” the booklet equates propaganda teams with armed operatives in their importance to the terrorist group and provides guidance on how to #develop messages that exploit mainstream media coverage and advance the organization’s ideology.

“Media weapons [can] actually be more potent than atomic bombs,” one passage proclaims, according to the King’s College report.
Link to article and the report is within:http://us14.campaign-archive1.com/?u...5&e=dd94a5c57b
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A new thread as President Trump may pursue ISIS / Daesh differently. So some posts from 2017 will be moved here.

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1) Beyond the frontline: watching ISIS
With 220 posts and 142k views.

2) ISIS: an essential reading collection
With 20 posts and 47.7k views.

3) Foreign fighters in Iraq & Syria
With 39 posts and 24k views.

Direct combat with ISIS appears in the current Iraq and Syrian war threads. A few other threads exist and are not suitable for merging:

a) Iraq: Out of the desert into Mosul (closed)

b) A hundred SWJ Blog entries
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