Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy. … Now, it will take time to eradicate a cancer like ISIL. But this type of strategy … we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.
- A campaign of systematic airstrikes against ISIL terrorists and targets as Iraqi forces go on offense, including taking action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq
- Increased support to fighting IS on the ground with an additional 475 non-combat service members to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces with training, intelligence and equipment and Iraq’s efforts to stand up their own National Guard Units (The president will also ask Congress for additional authorities and resources to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syria’s crisis once and for all)
- Working with partner counterterrorism capabilities to prevent ISIL attacks: cut off its funding, improve intelligence, strengthen defences, counter its warped ideology, and stem the flow of foreign fighters into — and out of — the Middle East
- Humanitarian assistance to innocent displaced civilians be they Sunni, Shia, Christians, and other religious minorities
Two weeks later, the President chaired a UN Security Council meeting to further mobilize the international community around this effort.
There is, however, another way this strategy is being interpreted: Order out of Chaos: The Global Elites Plan for a “Middle Eastern Union”.
Also take a look at this article by retired Naval Intelligence Officer, J. E. Dyer. She is the ‘stand-out’ for global geopolitics in the free press.