Paris attack

Time to Step Up Our Military Offensive Against ISIS

By: William Inboden

The Islamic State group’s terrorist assault on Brussels was a shock but not a surprise. Since last November’s attacks in Paris, American and European counterterrorism officials knew that ISIS members and sympathizers in Paris, Brussels, and other European cities were plotting further violence. But despite the courage and devotion of countless European intelligence and law enforcement professionals, the European counterterrorism system was overwhelmed by too many would-be jihadists to track, too many potential plots to monitor, and too many civilian targets to protect.

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