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The Next Islamic State Battlefield Will Be in South Asia

The Next Islamic State Battlefield Will Be in South Asia

By Lawrence Sellin, The National Interest   Washington has overlooked the explosive potential of Islamic State influence in Pakistan, which will only accelerate in the expected power vacuum left after a U.S. withdrawal. How did a small, fringe Wahhabi splinter group, led by a fiery speaker with a sixth-grade education, known mainly for defacing Buddhist […]

Christmas Returns to Mosul After Islamic State Defeat

Christmas Returns to Mosul After Islamic State Defeat

For the first time in the more than three years since Islamic State militants took over vast swaths of Iraq and Syria, Iraqi Christians have gone to church to celebrate Christmas in Mosul — a former militant stronghold.

New York City truck attack: what we know

New York City truck attack: what we know

Eight people died when an assailant acting in the name of the Islamic State group drove a pickup truck along a New York City bike path Tuesday in the city’s worst terror attacks since September 11, 2001.

US Military Adventurism: The Definition of Insanity

US Military Adventurism: The Definition of Insanity

. , By Thomas L. Knapp On October 22, US Army Master Sergeant Joshua L. Wheeler died near Hawija, in northern Iraq, while taking part in a mission aimed at rescuing prisoners from Islamic State forces. Wheeler is the first American soldier — or at least the first one we’ve been told about — to […]