Episode 25: Part 3: ISIS
Patrick McCarthy, Michael Shaw, Burak Kadercan
Episode three of the Endless Wars case study: ISIS - Operation Inherent Resolve. In this episode Jon O'Gorman hosts Patrick McCarthy, Michael Shaw, and Burak Kadercan. They discuss the rise of ISIS from the early insurgency days in Iraq to its formation of a caliphate. The veterans of the campaign discuss their roles then answer the question about what our military learned. We also look at the policies of the early Iraq days post 2003 as the potential cause of the rise of ISIS. We end on the question of what is to be done for the future prevention of the rise of armed extremist groups.
Operation Inherent Resolve, war strategy, veterans, practitioners, insurgency Iraq caliphate Veterans ISIS. armed extremist groups
O'Gorman, Jon, "Episode 25: Part 3: ISIS" (2023). Profiles in Strategy. 25.