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Testimony: America's Strategy Against ISIS Must Focus on Assisting the Iraqi Security Forces and Government

It will take more than diplomacy to defeat ISIS; it will also take fighting. The questions are: Who will do the fighting? What do they need to succeed? What role should the U.S. play? How would effective military strategy fit into a larger all-of-government and coalition strategy?

Ramadan Bombings in Yemen: Part of ISIS's Global Strategy?

The Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) claimed a coordinated attack in Yemen’s capital hours after it occurred. The timing of ISIS’s spectacular attack may mark the beginning of an ISIS Ramadan offensive in Yemen.

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Iran News Round Up

  • Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei unveiled provisions of Iran’s next five year development plan, while President Hassan Rouhani warned the P5+1 against reneging on commitments if a nuclear agreement is reached.

Gulf of Aden Security Review

  • Yemen: Al Houthi movement kills 18 civilians in rocket attack in Aden; United Nations declares humanitarian emergency in Yemen. Horn of Africa: AMISOM troops withdraw from three more bases in Lower Shabelle; Somaliland arrests Somali MP.