Isn’t terrorism a shame on humanity? It is somehow complicated to understand the extent by which the involved persons are brainwashed that it induces them to exert their authority over others by destroying families and follow such barbarising practices. The world has now realised that the only way to stand against these goons is to unite and strategise against them. The U.S. under President Barack Obama became the first mover as they began its counter-terrorism campaign against ISIS, with strategic airstrikes against some of the militant group’s strongholds in Syria and Iraq in the recent past.
America also revealed that it carried out a separate mission against the militant group called Khorasan. President Obama, in the United Nations General Assembly, outlined his strong case for the U.S. to “work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death.”Max Abrahms is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University whose work on asymmetric conflict focuses on the study of civil war, insurgency, nonviolent protest, and terrorism analysed the situation and presented his views on it. President Obama in his speech asked the world to join the U.S.-led coalition effort to dismantle ISIS. He also said that America wouldn’t base its foreign policy on reacting to terrorism.Obama never anticipated launching counterinsurgency campaigns of his own in Iraq and then Syria. However, Abrahms stated that Islamic State advances over the summer, coupled with the beheadings of American journalists seen around the globe, left the president no choice.
The U.S. also revealed that it had carried out a separate mission targeting a little-known al-Qaida offshoot called Khorasan that was said to be planning an imminent attack on the U.S. or Europe.The surge in Islamic State capability has only incentivised al-Qaida and its affiliates like AQAP and Khorasan to strike the U.S in order to remain “relevant”.