Seth J. Frantzman, National Interest: Can ISIS Make a Comeback?
Eradicating the Islamic State in Iraq is a top regional priority, and Washington needs to help finish the job.
U.S. forces in northern Iraq, working with partners on the ground, are confident that the remnants of the Islamic State can be confronted, two years after ISIS lost the last pockets of land it held. It has been five years since Washington committed forces to Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. Today, operating with a relatively small footprint across central and northern Iraq, the operation is continuing but there are questions on the ground about what comes next and whether an ISIS resurgence is in the works.
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