• Paul McHale: ISIS’ Center of Gravity

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    BY: John Hogan

    As Operation Inherent Resolve grinds on, Paul McHale, a former secretary of defense and AIHSG member, wonders how the United States can affect ISIS’ “center of gravity.” In military parlance, the center of gravity is an identifiable locus of power that, if targeted and successfully destroyed, will lead to the eventual strategic defeat of the enemy. According to McHale, the United States must close the recruitment pipeline to target ISIS’ “center of gravity,” and that such efforts cannot be conducted or acheived by military means alone.

    Read more by Paul McHale in the Philadelphia Inquirer here

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

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