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Book excerpt: ‘The West’s War Against Islamic State: Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq’
“The West’s War Against Islamic State” offers the first history of Operation Inherent Resolve and the West’s war against ISIS, from its inception in 2014 to the fall of Raqqa in 2017.
By Andrew Mumford
Keep those Iraq War notes handy: Small wars, not great power battles, still the most likely future fight
It is more likely the U.S. military will fight an insurgent or proxy force than face naval battles in the South China Sea or Russian armor in the Fulda Gap.
Low aim or intel failure? ISIS’ last stand shows the difficulty in estimating enemy manpower
Ever since the Islamic State emerged it has been difficult to find a credible number for its total troop strength, and speculation has ranged widely.
US troops to withdraw from Syrian base near Iraq, Jordan that has riled Russia
On at least two occasions, the coalition shot down Iranian Shaheed-129 drones in the vicinity of the Tanf garrison.
By Shawn Snow