How to Confront the Islamic State?

April 26, 2016

How to Confront the Islamic State?
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The United States is already taking some steps to roll back the Islamic State and restrict its resources and recruits, including airstrikes, arming and training local partners, and dispatching military advisors and special operations forces.

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The next president will face tough decisions that include whether to commit significant ground forces, how much to support the Kurds, and what to do about Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

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This video is part of a CFR series highlighting the top foreign policy priorities that the next president of the United States will face.

See where the 2016 presidential candidates stand on the Islamic State and all other foreign policy issues: www.cfr.org/campaign2016/islamic-state 

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