Dislodging ISIS in Iraq

In the Weekly Standard, AHS speaker Gary Schmitt asks what the likely victory of Iraqi forces retaking Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria can tell us about the current U.S. military strategy in Iraq:

"With sufficient American “boots on the ground”—say, an Army division’s worth—and an intensified air campaign, ISIS would soon be on its heels, and possibly even routed. Theology might make martyrdom an attractive alternative in theory, but, in practice, most want to think their ultimate sacrifice helps the winning side."