Will air strikes against ISIL in Iraq (and Syria) be effective?

Joel Mullish

On September 22, the air campaign against ISIL expanded into Syria in a coordinated attack that included nearly 50 coalition aircraft backed by a broad coalition of committed nations. The anti-ISIL alliance includes five Arab nations participating in intensive military attacks, following Obama’s insistence that the campaign was not "America’s fight alone." Lord Richards, who retired last year as the UK’s chief of the general staff, has raised serious doubts over the coalit...
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