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Assessment of the Politico-Military Campaign to Counter ISIL and Options for Adaptation, Linda Robinson

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Assessment of the Politico-Military Campaign to Counter ISIL and Options for Adaptation
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Assessment of the Politico-Military Campaign to Counter ISIL and Options for Adaptation
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Linda Robinson
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Language
eng
Summary
"This report assesses the campaign against the Islamic State (ISIL), focusing on the military and political lines of effort. The capabilities and motivation of the various counter-ISIL forces on the battlefield are assessed, as well as the U.S.-led efforts to provide training, equipment, advice, and assistance, including air support. While the campaign has degraded ISIL by targeting leadership and retaking a portion of territory, achieving lasting defeat of ISIL will be elusive without local forces capable of holding territory. Successful conclusion of the campaign will require significantly increased effort on two fronts. First, more-comprehensive training, advising, and assisting will be required to create more-capable , coordinated indigenous forces of appropriate composition and enable them to regain and hold territory. Second, political agreements must be forged to resolve key drivers of conflict among Iraqis and Syrians. Without these elements, resurgent extremist violence is likely. Many factors complicate the prospects for success, including sectarian divisions in Iraq, Iranian support for Shia militias in Iraq and Syria, the Syrian civil war, and Russian intervention to support the besieged regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However, the Syrian regime also lacks sufficient competent local forces and is heavily reliant on external militia support. The government in Iraq, led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, has pledged decentralization efforts to address Sunni concerns, but lacks sufficient Shia support to enact them. This report offers recommendations for a more comprehensive advisory approach, emphasizing the political line of effort, and achieving synergy between the military and political efforts"--Back cover
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YDXCP
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1962-
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Robinson, Linda
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no index present
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HV6433.M52
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I837 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Rand Corporation
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • United States
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Research report
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RR-1290-OSD
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  • IS (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam and politics
  • Insurgency
  • Security, International
  • United States
  • United States
  • IS (Organization)
  • Insurgency
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Military policy
  • Politics and government
  • Security, International
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Middle East
  • United States
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Assessment of the Politico-Military Campaign to Counter ISIL and Options for Adaptation, Linda Robinson
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  • "RR-1290-OSD"--P. 4 of cover
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-79)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Counter-ISIL Strategy, the Political Context, and the Threat -- Assessing the Counter-ISIL Forces -- Assessment of the Counter-ISIL Campaign -- Recommendations
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 79 pages
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9780833094827
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)947020722
  • (OCoLC)ocn947020722
Label
Assessment of the Politico-Military Campaign to Counter ISIL and Options for Adaptation, Linda Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "RR-1290-OSD"--P. 4 of cover
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-79)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Counter-ISIL Strategy, the Political Context, and the Threat -- Assessing the Counter-ISIL Forces -- Assessment of the Counter-ISIL Campaign -- Recommendations
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 79 pages
Isbn
9780833094827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947020722
  • (OCoLC)ocn947020722

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