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ISIS is a national security threat [Commentary]
ISIS is a national security threat [Commentary]

U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible. But it may be of no more strategic significance than Jimmy Doolittle's bombing run against Japan in World War II. Doolittle's raid gave a psychological boost to the United States, but it had to be followed by much sterner stuff before victory was achieved. Just as Japan and Germany were once threats to free people, so are Islamic fanatics by whatever label they wear. The...

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