Killing and Dying for a Mistake: How the Islamic State Will Fail

People gather in Manchester's Albert Square to view flower tributes to those killed in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert, Manchester, England, May 24, 2017 (AP photo by Rui Vieira).
People gather in Manchester's Albert Square to view flower tributes to those killed in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert, Manchester, England, May 24, 2017 (AP photo by Rui Vieira).
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How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? John Kerry, at the time a decorated but unknown veteran of the Vietnam War testifying before the Senate Armed Forces Committee, famously posed this piercing question while calling for an end to the war in April 1971. The circumstances are vastly different, and my intention is not to draw a parallel between the war Kerry and so many other Americans opposed and the senseless violence we see in various parts of the world today. But I could not help think of Kerry’s question when […]

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