The Middle East has been a trouble making region during the history. Too many tribes intersecting with many nationalities and sects have turned areas into active warzones. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is the new security threat in the region. Ashton Carter, United States Defense secretary convinced the congress about preparations to face ISIS.
As a global security provider, US have obligations to engage in the ISIS crisis and to respond to massive human rights violations in the controlled territory. The radical jihadist group now controls more territory than the United Kingdom. Born out of Syrian civil war, the terrorist group has been declared as one of the fastest expanding in the world.
The Obama Administration initially showed no interest in neutralizing the ISIS because all troops were called back from over a decade long Iraq war which ended the Saddam Regime. The press reports about the beheadings of journalists and citizens by the radical groups shocked the world and both political parties accused the government of inaction in the Middle East.
General Martin Dempsey, a joint chiefs’ chairman looked under confident about the strategies against ISIS during a heading of House Armed Services Committee recently. He also pointed out lack of long term plan to counter the group. Anbar province bases need to be well equipped to keep the check on ISIS. The general later told press that he hasn’t offered any possible military solutions to the president.
Mac Thornberry, a republic member from Texas who is also the committee chairman asked about the plan B of the government.