• Brian Michael Jenkins: ISIS’ Calculated Barbarity

    Moaz al-Kasasbeh

    BY: John Hogan

    The horrific immolation of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh prompted immediate condemnation from the US and its campaign allies in the global coalition to defeat ISIS, with many analysts claiming that Kasasbeh’s execution, while brutal, had finally brought a key Arab ally, Jordan, to the fore. Within days, Jordan delivered promises of an “all-out” campaign against ISIS with more than 50 airstrikes targeting militant positions in Iraq. Despite this sudden surge against ISIS, Brian Michael Jenkins cautions that beheadings, immolation, and other such brutality is calculated to achieve the maximum end goals of extremist groups.

    Read more from Brian Michael Jenkins inĀ The Hill here.

    Tags : Counterterrorism, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, ISIL, ISIS, Islamic State, Jordan, Middle East, Military, National Security, Syria, Terrorism

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