ISIS Gains in Iraq Renew Questions about U.S. Strategy

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Fighting among Islamic State militants and Shia-led militias continues around the Iraqi city of Ramadi, following the city's fall to ISIS over the weekend. The city's capture, which occurred despite increased air strikes in the region, has renewed criticism of the United States' efforts to defeat the Sunni extremist group. We discuss the political and military implications of the fall of Ramadi and whether the U.S. should rethink its strategy in the region.

Guests:

Max Boot, senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present"

Shadi Hamid, fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy and author of "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East"

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