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    Is West Doing Enough to Tackle Islamic State?i
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    Henry Ridgwell
    August 29, 2014 12:26 AM
    U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out sending ground troops to Iraq to fight militants of the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, despite officials in Washington describing the extremist group as the biggest threat the United States has faced in years. Henry Ridgwell reports from London on the growing uncertainty over whether the West’s response to ISIS will be enough to defeat the terrorist threat.

    Is West Doing Enough to Tackle Islamic State?

    Henry Ridgwell

    Published August 28, 2014

    U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out sending ground troops to Iraq to fight militants of the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, despite officials in Washington describing the extremist group as the biggest threat the United States has faced in years. Henry Ridgwell reports from London on the growing uncertainty over whether the West’s response to ISIS will be enough to defeat the terrorist threat.


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    by: John Brennan from: CIA, Langley
    August 29, 2014 11:04 AM
    Enough will be when we, the CIA, stop funding, arming, running, and training ISIS, like we have with Al Qaeda for years now.

    by: nauman from: lahore
    August 29, 2014 12:52 AM
    no west is not doing enough to tackle so called islamic state's terrorists, they should control them