A Strategy for Defeating ISIS in Syria and Iraq

July 29, 2014

Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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Middle East and North Africa

Defense and Security

In his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Max Boot advocates for a prudent and limited deployment of American trainers, special operators, air controllers and intelligence agents to mobilize indigenous opposition to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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