Obama Envoy John Allen – No ‘Short-Term Solutions’ for Stopping Islamic State


Obama Envoy John Allen

No ‘Short-Term Solutions’ for Stopping Islamic State

In an interview, US General John Allen, Washington’s special envoy for countering the Islamic State, discusses why he believes the recent military campaign has reversed the terrorist group’s momentum but warns the battle to stop its ideology could take years.

Islamic State fighters parade in Mosul, Iraq in June: "When you can defeat the idea, then you have destroyed the organization" says Obama's envoy tasked to help stop the terrorist group's menace. Zoom AP/dpa
Islamic State fighters parade in Mosul, Iraq in June: “When you can defeat the idea, then you have destroyed the organization” says Obama’s envoy tasked to help stop the terrorist group’s menace.

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