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“Combating ISIS & Political Islam with Guns & Keyboards”

“Combating ISIS & Political Islam with Guns & Keyboards”

May 3, 2017 2:28 pm

Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli writes: With his most decisive foreign policy decision to date, President Donald Trump’s targeted missile strike into Syria has quickly shown that all options are on the table when it comes to restoring peace and security in the Middle East. While Obama remained steadfast in his commitment to non-military means to solving the Syrian crisis, Trump has quickly shown that all options are on the table. However, this approach should be viewed with cautious optimism.

Critics have quickly pointed out that hard power alone cannot solve the crises in Syria and Iraq. This is the case in not only Syria but the Middle East as a whole. In combating ISIS, hard military power coupled with cyber capabilities that fight ISIS’ extreme Islamist ideology are both necessary to truly defeat ISIS and the ideology that inspires so many to engage in terrorist activities across the globe.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/02/combatting-isis-and-political-islam-with-guns-and-keyboards/#ixzz4g0gKFwAo

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