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Trump’s war of annihilation strategy against Islamic State frees military to quickly seize territory

 

President Trump’s strategy against ISIS was proclaimed as vastly different than his predecessor.soldiers-1002_960_720

An article by Rowen Scarborough in The Washington Times entitled, “Trump’s war of annihilation strategy against Islamic State frees military to quickly seize territory,” debates the new policy and the on-going situation in Iraq and Syria. SFS Fellow, J.D. Gordon was quoted in the op-ed as saying,

“President Trump has taken the war against ISIS to the next level,” Mr. Gordon said. “First, he’s worked with allied forces to surround and physically destroy ISIS fighters in both Iraq and Syria, and second, increased pressure on their finances to include shining a spotlight on Qatar’s support to terror groups. Simultaneously, he’s enacted extreme vetting for numerous countries where it’s near impossible to screen out ISIS operatives and sympathizers.”

He adds, “the [administration’s] changes are more significant. For the first time, he said, a U.S. administration is calling out Qatar, via Persian Gulf allies, for its ties to Sunni terrorism.”

Read the full article, by Rowen Scarborough, here.

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Now’s not the time to cut corners in screening refugees

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) is doubling down on its decision to bypass an important step in the determination process for landed asylum seekers in Canada.

An exclusive story in the Sun papers revealed how the IRB is allowing individuals from some dangerous countries to skip a face-to-face hearing in front of an immigration judge.

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